Friday, February 23, 2007
Peace Crane Project
I took these photos at the debut of the Peace Crane Project, an art installation by Amy Williams at Taylor Books in Charleston WV. Some of these cranes were folded and strung by my students, and I think there ended up being over 1,500 cranes at the last count (although there were plenty more made after the official count!) These photos don't do the exhibit justice -- you really have to be there to get the full effect. The strings of cranes are literally all around you as you walk around the store, and there are larger cranes dangling from strings here and there. And if you think about it, each crane stands for a wish for peace -- for this war to come to a peaceful conclusion. Soon! It's a beautiful exhibit, in every way.