Artist Statement →
An ancient Japanese legend says that the one who folds a thousand cranes out of paper will be granted a wish by the gods. "Senbazuru I" is based on this legend and deals with the theme of hope. In order to understand how someone feels when he folds a thousand cranes, just to get one wish fulfilled, I have drawn a thousand cranes. The "Senbazuru II" series builds on "Senbazuru I" and should show how strong the feeling of hope can become. So strong that you don't stop after 1000 cranes, but to be on the safe side you make 1000 more. The basis for "Senbazuru II" is the geometric pattern that is formed when you unfold a paper crane. I drew this pattern 1000 times on 9 cardboards. For the exhibition I would like to show 5 drawings from this series (each 70 x 70 cm, ink on cardboard).