A joint project involving myself and a couple of friends from the Academy of Arts in Sofia.

The installation relates to the ancient Japanese legend promising that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the Gods. Some stories believe you are granted eternal good luck, instead of just one wish, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. We wanted to share this positive message with anyone curios enough to pop by in the gallery and have a wonder around our project. Our idea was to do the hard work, to fold the 1000 magical paper cranes and leave the wishing part to the visitors.

The day the thousandth paper crane was folded we also made our secret wish and are still waiting for it come true.

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The birds were exposed in a huge empty light room, attached by strings to a transparent mesh on the ceiling of the gallery. Because of the lightness of the paper material every little movement in the air was affecting the stillness of the birds and as a chain reaction one by one they were softly floating in the open space looking lifelike. The slight vibration of the flock in combination with the aesthetic beauty of the art work created a special, silent, deep, calming and peaceful atmosphere in the room.

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The paper cranes were exhibit for a month in a gallery in the capital of Bulgaria after that the flock was moved to the Typography atelier ceiling in the Academy of Arts where they fly until today.

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