Chiyoko Myose
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Origami Cranes in Blue
June, 2018

Threads, steel rods, monofilament, and black lights

In this installation “Origami Cranes in Blue,” the origami cranes represent the connection to my original country and culture, and the status as a sojourner travelling and searching for home. They glow even in the dark space. It reminds me that a sojourner has hope for the future even in the current uncertainty of the place.

While making this work, I thought about a waka, a Japanese classical short poem, written by Yamabeno Akahito in the 8th century. This poem describes the scene of cranes flying at Wakanoura, a bay in my home town in Japan.

To Wakanoura,
as the tide flows in,
the sandbanks disappear,
toward the reedy shore,
thee cranes fly crying
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