Sadako Sasaki was a young girl living in Hiroshima in 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped there. Sadako was merely one-year-old at that time. Ten years later, in 1955, she was diagnosed with Leukemia caused by the bombing.
Agonized at her disease and confinement, the young Sadako remembered the popular myth about the thousand paper cranes and began making them, hoping for her wish to be granted.
Paper was scarcely available in those days, but even this couldn’t deter Sadako; she used gift wrappers, candy wrappers, even the wrappers of the medicine bottles to make paper cranes. Within 14 months, Sadako had made about 1300 cranes.
Her wish was that she, along with the other war victims, would get healed. Before this dream could be realized, Sadako passed away at the tender age of 12.
Representing great prosperity, good luck, and grace in your life, the Sandhill crane makes perfect gift for you or a special someone at the turn of the season. McCoy’s beautiful, serene landscapes are paper collage. These art pieces start as images from National Geographic Magazines which have been altered with a acid solution which moves the inks around the page creating beautiful abstract backgrounds. The cranes, suns, moons and grasses are then hand-cut out of paper and then assembled into these tranquil scenes. The work symbolizes peace, hope, and healing. Many designs and sizes are available for purchase!
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