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Lorri Acott's avatar Lorri Acott

Standing almost 13 ft tall and sending cast origami folded cranes to the heavens, this sculpture represents sending our best wishes and hopes out into the world. Since the children's book _"Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes", the cranes have come to represent peace for many, and in traditional Japanese culture, they represent good wishes and hope for the future. In tandem with the placement of this sculpture, I would like to work with the schools of Grand rapids to encourage their students to each fold an origami crane with their wishes for the future written on the paper inside. I would like to work with them to string the cranes together and hang thousands of them inside the venue where the sculpture is placed. This would create a connection with art prize as well as allow them to put their hopes for the future out into the world in a very tangible way.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 ft
  • Medium: Cast Aluminum
  • Width: 3 ft
  • Year created: 2009
  • Height: 13 ft