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Japanese practice of the origami crane, fold 1,000 and get a wish.
I had worked on the Tetrahedral balloon concept for a year and had hit a snag.
The Tet was originally to be 60’ on a side and assembled on a gym floor.
I could not work out how to join the edges of the large ‘kite forms’.
I abandoned the project and found the idea of folding cranes as an interesting diversion. This is one thousand ready to ship.
It would be easiest to look up '1,000 Cranes' on the net. This photo is of our Christmas Tree (we use it every year).
About 300 cranes into folding my first 1,000 I realized that Origami was the answer to my tetrahedra assembly problem. Put one sheet face down, one sheet face up and fold in half then the final sheet face up. The edges are now exposed and aligned for easy assembly. This is why the Crane is my Spirit Animal.
I experimented with artistic expression.
An assembly of my first 1,000. The white paper was in fact deli paper. I continue to fold and am about to complete 10,000.