One Thousand Origami Cranes (SEMBAZURU)
SEMBAZURU is a group of one thousand origami cranes held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that folding a thousand origami cranes will grant a wish. Although the tradition has largely been lost, for me each action of folding a small paper into a fragile bird still feels like an act of wishing or praying for a better world.
Collage work incorporating a freely worked surface and a number of small ORIZURU (origami cranes) as pieces of 3D shape.