The story behind

Inspired by the words of Emily Dickinson, “My cocoon tightens, colors tease, / I’m feeling for the air; / A dim capacity for wings / Degrades the dress I wear,” natural history enthusiast Alice Shirley, breathed life into these "easy sweeps of sky". A butterfly and a bird are expressed only by multicolored motifs, feathers and quills, gliding above a dense, deep forest. Both share the privilege of escaping gravity and displaying the most beautiful natural ornamentation. Who has not, at least for a night, felt what it is like to fly over the treetops and to look down on the earth from the sky? An uplifting dream.