Flickr keeps me awake at night. I get lost in it. Wandering from tag to cluster to group, lured by color, the clever captions, fascinating profiles, and the insane amount of creative talent. As if I don’t spend enough time there, I recently adjusted my RSS feed to deliver Flickr’s blog. And that’s when I stumbled upon this little bit of magic: the paper crane project.
Liz Shuman, aka the crane maker, is making 1,000 origami cranes. Get her your address and she’ll mail you one. Your role in this project is to photograph your crane and mail her back a print. Many of the images are being compiled on Flickr and the prints might ultimately appear as an installation.
Excuse me for stating the obvious, but wouldn’t this make an intriguing book?
In Japanese lore it is believed that a wish is granted to the person who folds 1,000 paper cranes. I hope Liz finds out that it’s true.