“This is a monument for the Dreamers. For the ones who live and die, making the impossible happen.”
– Rubem Robierb
In his quest to create a monument for the dreamers, Rubem Robierb let the butterfly wings come into physical form for the beholder to interact with and make their innermost wishes and dreams take flight in the DREAM MACHINE.
The sculptural manifestation of the wings represents the materialization of our innermost and impossible wishes, and the deep-rooted desire to have your dreams come true. As a monument, the wings take flight to carry the dreams of an increasingly hopeless generation that dreams of a fair and just society. As a symbol, the wings represent the fragile human condition that, despite challenges, remains strong, resilient, and even defiant.
As a tribute to how fragile we are in our own circumstances but how strong we are in heart, the center bullet is no longer necessary, because once you are between the wings and making a wish, YOU become the bullet. Now, you carry the power to realize the most impossible of dreams.
Each DREAM MACHINE sculpture is dedicated in the name of someone forgotten or famous who lived or died fighting for their own dreams or the dreams of others.