design - 1000 Cranes

Tags: design, origami, crane, pattern, bird, asian

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Monica Loos
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1000 cranes hung from string. Though these are painted, they are traditionally folded origami, and a symbol of good fortune, good health, and longevity in many Asian cultures.

tags:

design, origami, crane, pattern, bird, asian

colors shown:

white, stone, charcoal gray

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none

design inspired by:

Outside Art

submitted on:

Oct 04 2015

Edited on:

Oct 12 2015

average score:

2.43

comments:

1

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design - 1000 Cranes by Monica Loos

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Monica Loos on Oct 12, 2015 at 11:20am
Monica Loos
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bigger picture. kept the string and bows dark, so they exist, but do not distract from the cranes.

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Cassandra Imagines on Oct 5, 2015 at 11:44am
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Option A feels more unified to me, but if you did add something to the top, how about the strings each row the cranes are on tied into a bow in varied heights? How many cranes did you place, did you actually fit a thousand? I love the thousand cranes story.

Monica Loos on Oct 5, 2015 at 12:20pm
Monica Loos
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Cassandra - Thanks for the feedback. I will play around with that idea, and YES it's 1000 cranes! Whew!

Panda and Pangolin on Oct 5, 2015 at 12:27pm
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This is so clever! I love the all-encompassing version.

A.R. Pizarro on Oct 5, 2015 at 12:48pm
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I prefer B, because the higher reach will be better seen by those approaching from down the street, or at Broadway intersection. Well done.

Amy Payne on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:27pm
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I really love both and the concept! I picked B just because it didn't feel so squished but either is great!

Cherry Tree on Oct 6, 2015 at 7:09am
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I think both are great, but I do like the little bit of extra height in option B.

raven erebus on Oct 6, 2015 at 4:04pm
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option A the cranes seem better placed, the flow of the ones in B has some bigger gaps.

Carol Fazio on Oct 7, 2015 at 6:14am
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B for me. I love that the cranes broke the grid.

Kimberly FitzSimons on Oct 7, 2015 at 9:59am
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I chose B. I like all of the space filled in.

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