Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cranes in Flight

This is the idea I had from the beginning and I am pleased that I was able to achieve something close to what I had envisaged.  Again it is with the thought of the origami crane being a symbol of peace through the inspiring story of Sadako Sasaki.   In Hiroshima Peace Park there is a statue of Sadako holding a crane with the inscription:
'This is our cry, 
This is our prayer, 
Peace in the world.'



I have also incorporated one of Sadako's quotes in my presentation.  


I have really enjoyed this challenge (although I can't seem to stop making cranes!).  



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  1. I love it. I do so like the idea that the quest for peace should be a joyous one.

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    1. I agree Olga. It doesn't have to be sad.

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  2. What a fantastic piece of book sculpture

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    1. Thank you. It isn't quite what I had envisaged but close...

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  3. This is beautiful. I love the cranes taking off to bring peace.
    Sandy in the UK

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    1. It's great that you feel that because it is exactly what I was trying to achieve.

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  4. I like the way you've integrated all the elements of origami,calligraphy and book sculpture.It looks happy, rather than the maudlin face (of peace) we so often see.

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    1. It certainly does make it three dimensional doesn't it? It was quite difficult deciding where to put the alphabet without taking away the message. Such a lot going on.

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  5. Lyndell- This is such a beautiful touching piece (peace) of art...I yearn to see it "in person".--Julie

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    1. This "sculpture"has a mind of it's own and likes to change as you watch. This can be good - like the cranes have a mind of their own and they are trying to escape. It can also be frustrating when I think that it should be doing something and the sculpture disagrees!

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  6. The rules of ALAW say "you must put all the letters together into a final piece of art" - well WOW - you really have created a piece of art! It's beautiful, and I imagine it was pretty challenging to get it looking so good!

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    1. Thanks Janet, yes it was pretty challenging to get all the letters in. It is one of the things that I love about ALAW, the challenge really makes you think. I am always astounded by how all the entries are so different but so beautiful.

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  7. What a stunning finale Lyndell! It all works together so well and has such a sense of action, energy and lift. You must be thrilled!

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  8. Thanks Fiona - I was trying for action so I'm pleased that it does seem to be working.

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