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The Lunar Cycle Displayed Through 15,000 Colorful Origami Birds
'The Lunar Cycle' by Mademoiselle Maurice | Composed of 15,000 colorful origami birds, the piece forms the cycles of the moon against the dark background of the wall and covers over 21,000 square feet of space—making it the largest urban mural ever created in Paris.
Mademoiselle Maurice: installations with paper origami figures. This piece is a tribute to Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who lived the horror of the Hiroshima bomb and its tragic consequences. Years later, she becames ill because of the atomic event. She learned of the Japanese legend of 1000 Cranes: to get a wish granted, you have to fold 1000 cranes in paper. She only g0t to 644 and died at 12 years old. Since then, children from all over Japan send cranes to Hiroshima, in memory of Sadako.