I currently have a canvas print of “Wish” on hand available for sale in the Greater Toronto Area. See details here
.May every seed fly its way to you,
Upon its wings may every wish come true.
Self-portrait taken with an Olympus FE-340
The paper crane dandelion is a straw with a bunch of miniature origami cranes at the end
The background is my computer screen and the paper crane ‘seeds’ are taped to the surface. I somewhat managed to make my hair look like it is being blown thanks to the static electricity from the screen, further contributed by the dry air of the cold season.
The paper crane symbolizes peace, and according to an ancient Japanese legend, folding 1000 origami cranes makes a person’s wish come true. We also tend to make wishes when blowing a dandelion. Origami cranes and dandelions both having that element of wishing in common was my inspiration behind this image.
I know I haven’t been very active here lately, and this is the only work I’ve done this year; which makes it my first. I have been having a really awful 2010, constantly running into misfortune. I had a string of bad luck at the start of the year which led to a tragedy where I lost a collection of my miniature origami during one crazy day. Then I got misrepresented by the media that led to other mishaps. It does not end there; bad things have been constantly happening, some are minor, some are worse; new misfortunes have been arising while I’m still dealing the burden of old ones… I didn’t have a good birthday this year either.
I wish for it to end; at the least I wish to resolve the one thing that has been lingering for a long time. I wish for it to be over with soon. Until then I pray, and hope that at least a few others will pray for me too.
Thank you to all who have helped raise funds for Japan earthquake tsunami relief efforts
*I am also grateful for everyone who prayed for me and kept me in their thoughts during my difficult time in 2010. I did have a few good things happen to me instantly upon posting this image, as well heard back some good news the next day. Bit by bit I also eventually got back my desire to create again. Now the problem is the lack of time!
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