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The crane has become an international symbol for hope and peace after the tragic story of Sadako Saski from Japan. After she was diagnosed with Leukemia "The atom bomb disease" she began making cranes which
she believed would cure her Leukemia. Sadly she died 25 October 1955 at the young age of twelve but she had managed completed over 1000 cranes.
We decided to use this strong Japanese symbol for peace as the basis for our project but give it a modern and graphic twist. The photographs of skin are transformed into the origami paper as a way of visually representing the victims lives that were lost during the Hiroshima bombings.