Born from Fingers

Mui-Ling Teh

Joined February 2008

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I made a new little friend for my crane in Born from the Hand. This was folded with a 6×6mm piece of paper, with tweezers and pins, resulting in a crane with wings 2.5mm long.

As I hold my creation, I feel like a God; I am the creator; I’ve created a life form so sharp and vulnerable in comparison to my hand. We can only understand size, fragility and significance when we compare two things. When we think, for example, how big the world is, we’re like tiny specks of sand, or even atoms, to the eyes of a God holding the earth in his palm.

It took 30 shots before getting one which was somewhat satisfying. Taken on April 7, 2008 with an Olympus FE-220.

For a better idea of scale:

Large crane

Small crane

This work has been featured in:
Stillness Speaks
Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends
No More Color
Alphabet Soup

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