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An Artist’s Journey To 1000 Origami Paper Cranes

Cristian Marianciuc's Journey To 1000 Origami Paper Cranes

The orizuru, or paper crane, is a design considered to be the most classic of all Japanese origami. It is a representation of the Japanese red-crowned crane which has a special significance in Japanese culture and a thousand orizuru strung together is called senbazuru, meaning "thousand cranes". Artist Cristian Marianciuc has taken this timeless and traditional creation and has embarked on a journey himself, where he has been folding and decorating one origami paper crane for each day of the year with its purpose to serve as a personal yet public daily journal, capturing his daily events and feelings. He began this project January 1st, 2015, and his works include a wide array of paper cranes adorned with flowers, cartoon characters, paint daubs, beads, or transformations into ornate creatures such as butterflies or even architectural structures like the Thiên Mu Pagoda from Vietnam (pictured above). All in all these beautiful structures are beyond astounding and the sheer patience and creativity it takes to create just one of these unique paper birds is breathtaking.

Folding For Peace – A Paper Garden by Anouk Vogel

Anouk Vogel Landscape Architecture - Paper Garden - 3 Folding for Peace is a garden in Nagasaki, Japan where all the plants that compose the garden are folded out of white paper. Realized by Swiss Landscape Architect Anouk Vogel the piece was commissioned by the Gardening World Cup and awarded the Silver Medal and Judges' Special Award at the Festival of Flowers and World Peace.
"An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Inspired by this popular belief, the garden Folding For Peace is the physical remain of a wish for world peace."—Anouk Vogel

1000 Origami Cranes create ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ by Kirsty Ware

Light at the End of the Tunnel, by Leeds based artist Kirsty Ware, is a beautiful installation consisting of 1000 illuminated paper cranes that appear as if they gently fly through these darkened Town Hall prison tunnels which convey a peaceful atmosphere.