• 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (Directions) | 978-465-8769




    By Thom Adorney

    • Media: Photography
    • Additional information about the media used in the work: Printed with archival inks and paper
    • Framed Size (height x width): 15" x 21"


    According to Japanese legend, anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes will be blessed with eternal luck or recovery from illness. The practice was popularized in the west with the book, “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” based on the short life of Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old when Hiroshima was bombed. When she later contracted leukemia, she tried to fold the paper cranes to cure herself. Unable to fold 1000 cranes before she died, her classmates finished the cranes for her.

    These cranes were displayed in a public walkway. I was fascinated by the lines and shadows in the early morning light.

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