CALL FOR Paper Cranes
LA-based artist Kazuki Takizawa invites you to be a part of his upcoming exhibition at Craft Contemporary, titled Tomoshibi. Kazuki has been making hundreds of origami paper cranes for an installation in his exhibition, and he hopes that you will share in the process.
Kazuki works mainly with glass and his sculptures and installations explore his inner reality and destigmatize mental illness. During the pandemic, making the paper cranes has helped Kazuki “clear his head by moving his hands” and the cranes also reference the Japanese tradition of giving one thousand paper cranes to someone who is sick. For Kazuki, “the action of making and giving cranes is a materialization of hope, calm, care, peace, and healing for people.”
Once Kazuki collects all the paper cranes, he will dye them with acrylic paint. The cranes will then create a colorful floor covering where Kazuki will place a series of his glass sculptures.
To make the origami paper cranes, you will need:
- Several sheets of 8.5 x 11 inch blank, non-glossy printing paper
- A pair of scissors or paper cutter
- Kazuki’s diagram of how to fold the cranes – DOWNLOAD HERE
Mail your paper cranes to the address below by October 31, 2020.
The museum will be listing the names of anyone who contributes paper cranes to Kazuki's project. If you would like to be included, make sure to include a note with your name(s) in the envelope, too!
CRAFT CONTEMPORARY C/O HOLLY JERGER
C5814 WILSHIRE BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
If you cannot mail your crane and would like to make other arrangements, please reach out to