Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cloths of Heaven

I finally completed a commission for my friend, Gabriele Wolf. She gave me a poem by William Butler Yeats entitled 'Cloths of Heaven' and asked me to create a piece from my own vision and interpretation of the poem. She gave me no deadline or even art direction and this is what I came up with. I thank her for her patience and continued support with my lofty dreams of being an artist.


Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

1 comment:

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Emily,
We met tonight, you know, the guys talking about poetry instead of skateboards. I like very much your visual interpretation of the Yeats. So wavy and leafy. The colors suggestive of light as well as fabric. Thanks!