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Janet Shek – Origami Cranes Project

ACVO Profile

May 2021

The Japanese art of origami and the folding of a crane (orizuru) symbolises peace and the cultural significance of Senba Zuru or the folding of a thousand cranes, is something that is made for prayers, wishes or to give to someone to promote recovery from illness.

With over a 1000 cranes demonstrating the vision of a resilient and talented community member bring together a community of people in a crisis, the Aberdeen Community Health Village has opened its doors to showcase the flock of cranes. The installation took place on Wednesday 12th May and demonstrates the power in connection within the community project.

Find out more about Janet’s work at instagram.com/mamaboandbertie/ and find the Facebook Group mentioned in the film at facebook.com/groups/121391273133870