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Quiet
In the depths of the lake
A peak of cloud
-Kobayashi Issa


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This is a photograph (not mine, not sure who took it actually) of an installation project I was part of in school.

We constructed a 12'x12' room outdoors with a cloth covered ceiling, painted everything white, and strung up more paper cranes than we could count. It was immensely fun, despite being rather hot in there and (real) birds pooping on our pristine white ceiling (the irony was not lost on us).

The effect was amazing and absolutely nothing like we'd expected. You walk in and you're surrounded by a swarm of birds hovering in unison, and you start to feel like you're elevating too... rhythmically, as if the room itself were breathing... then there are these intervals where the birds start to collectively vibrate... and it's disquieting in its alarming grace. It's so useless trying to describe what it feels like. Because it keeps changing, depending on the time of the day, wind conditions, etc.

We got rave reviews, from our teachers, the jury (more like a bunch of students from the other years), our peers and their parents. All in all, an accidental success.

Thanks for looking.
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decodePLUS Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
such a beautiful shot...
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DECEMBERFORESTMOON Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Amazing composition!

Chris
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siawo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
oh i remem abeera and the girls all makinng cranes day in day out...
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Quite-The-Shambles Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Brilliant! :)
I love making paper cranes, unfortunatly many of the people i give them too don't appreciate them...But, maybe some day...
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seriouslytwisted Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
For some reason people are more impressed when I give them a miniature crane, maybe less is more?

My origami hamsters are a big hit though, people love blowing into them to inflate them to their proper shape.
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shtrumf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
now this is a performance I would have love to take part to ! most of them are artsy mumbojumbo..just graduated from the faculty of arts and seen lots of ridiculous stuff..
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seriouslytwisted Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Oh there was no shortage of ridiculous stuff being done or encouraged. I left art school shortly after.. this was one of the few times I actually liked what I was doing there.
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PhollyCrack Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Worth every fave.
The comment made me want to be in the room
Wonderful capture by who ever did, and the experience must have been awesome.
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FractalEyes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've paired this lovely photo with a poem by Stefi Weisburd in my journal - [link]
If you would prefer that I don't include it, please let me know. :thanks:
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seriouslytwisted Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Of course not, I'm honoured. :)
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VIKEEjee Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Whoa! I did the same project (1000 Cranes based off Sadako Sasaki's story) as a Christmas fund raiser at my school. It was a big hit!

Though the threading (and beading, since we decided that floating beads would add to the ethereal effect) took forever.

Glad to see others have also tried to carry the same legacy. :thumbsup:=P:love:
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SarahJPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
I used to make so many paper cranes.

Perhaps I should make them again. :P
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ryuoroman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Sublime...
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butterflyofstorms Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]
hope you enjoy it! :aww:
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jo-po-17 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I'm doing a project similar to this right now (as far as the size goes at least) It's exciting to be able to see what my final result may look like! :)
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miakoda Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
that sounds like an excellent project!
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sweetdreamspunkin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
love love love this. my friend and i were looking at it and he was just amazed. he said it looked like it belonged on a cd cover. i have to agree!
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altamashu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous.
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virgules Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
Brillant!
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tedikuma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The photo is great. And the experience sounds even greater. =)
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The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Student Photographer
I wish I could experience it. Sounds beautiful.
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valkea Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
That looks very intriguing:) ...even just the photo by itself.
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ymesako Featured By Owner May 28, 2007   Interface Designer
very nice concept and execution!
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Changoritmo Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
wow what a great pic! the image it's quite full of grain for my opinion, but the image it's quite nice
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fzkhatri Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
it looks... wow.
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easyfloat Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is really great, good idea, good realization, all in all ,,,, fave!
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mr-boonshine Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
i would have love to experience that in person!
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Demencia Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Well done, lovely picture and the instalation surely was very cool
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primulatook Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful photo!
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Harris-ejaz Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
you should maybe put up a video?
This reminds me of that old origami legend: folding a thousand paper cranes grants one wish.
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wildmushrooms Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Artisan Crafter
YES. YES YES. I'm flying~ I'm floating~very nice!!! I really love the colour~
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thesouthernrange Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
i wish i could see it, sounds fantastic!
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Chikiya Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Wow, that's pretty amazing :o
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punchiegrrl Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
very cool- I'll bet the cast shadows were amazing to watch
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JepaJee Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Quite amazing. I've been into origamis lately and I really think this represents their idea perfectly.
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hangdog Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Traditional Artist
fucking brilliant. I love it.
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saikouwnawiasie Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
:heart:
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jillianstolz Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
breath taking!
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isip-bata Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
this is brilliant!
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basedesign Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Student
i wish i could experiance it :(
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ericambros Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
It's beautiful. :)
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