イングランド・サマセット州に暮らすクリスチャン・マリアンシックさんは、折り鶴づくりの名人。日課のように鶴を折っては、インスタグラムに公開し続けています。

海外サイト「Bored Panda」によると、クリスチャンさんは2015年1月1日から100日間、毎日1羽ずつ折り鶴を折るプロジェクトを自らに課し、実行に移した模様。無事に達成した後、今度は365日間で365羽の折り鶴を折るプロジェクトを行ったのだそうです。

【1000日で1000羽の鶴を折りました】

再び目標が達成されたとき、クリスチャンさんの胸に新たな野望が生まれました。それは、1000日間で1000羽の折り鶴を作ること。

日本の文化を愛し、その想いは作品づくりのインスピレーションのもとにもなっていると語っている、クリスチャンさん。

日本発の “千羽鶴” という文化にちなんで、これまでよりさらに大きなプロジェクトに着手したところ……2017年9月27日に見事、1000羽の鶴を折ることに成功! それ以後は毎日ではないものの、今なお折り鶴を作り続けています。

【羽部分の造形がめちゃめちゃ細かい!】

紙をこよなく愛し、折るのはもちろん、ハサミで切ったりするのも大好き。そんなクリスチャンさんの作る折り鶴は、わたしたちが普段見る折り鶴とはちょっぴり、いえ、かなり異なります。

基本的なフォルムは同じですが、羽の1本1本を、本物の鳥の羽のように再現。1枚の紙に幾度もハサミを入れて作り上げられた羽はとても繊細で、今にも飛び立っていきそうなくらいに躍動感があるんです。

【実際に購入できますよ~】

そのほかにも、孔雀のように鮮やかに色付けされていたり、花で美しく飾られていたり。はたまたレントゲン写真のように骨格が丸見えになっていたり(!)と、個性豊かな折り鶴がずらりと並ぶインスタグラムは必見です。

また折り鶴は海外ショッピングサイト「Etsy」でも購入することができて、価格は税込み12264円から。実際に手に取って見てみたいという方は、さっそくチェックしてみてはいかがでしょうか。

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▼折り鶴と一口に言っても、これだけバリエーションがあるんですね…!

#998 “wabi-sabi” crane #WHPdynamic Song of the day: St Jude by Florence + The Machine @florence If you remember, I used a bouquet of flowers from around the yard to accompany crane #995. I hung the rose from the ceiling for it to dry easier, and the other flowers were left scattered on the edge of my desk. Today’s crane carries these flowers on its wings. Along this 1000 days journey, I tried again and again to reveal the beauty I found in everyday things, in things that are not particularly beautiful or seemingly ordinary. My love for wilted and dried flowers finds its roots in this pursuit! Despite the rain, today also feels light and airy. It’s a peculiar feeling of weightlessness: should I jump up, I feel I would not fall back down. x #origami #icarusmidair #floral #flowers #rose #wings #wing #florenceandthemachine #icarus #levitate #levitation #float #floating #petals #wabisabi

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“Anann” crane Song of the day: Die trying by Michl @thisismichl I am afraid that the circumstances that triggered my desire to start a daily project almost 3 years ago are paying me a visit as of late. I am losing track of the passing of time, I don’t feel like doing much throughout the day and, what I find saddest of all, my sense of wonder is numbing down. Despite this however, spontaneity has become much more precious. Take today for example: I had no intention of sharing a new crane, but a few hours ago I just started folding and cutting and gluing. It feels good to share something new with you! Thank you @excelblades for my new cutting “toys”. I have new air under my wings! #origami #icarusmidair #papercutting #papercut #skeleton #bones #wings #etsyforyou

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#994 “aesthetic of the broken” crane Song of the day: Tm by Nosaj Thing @nosajthing I am bracing myself for a few tumultuous days ahead as I will try to come to terms with the conclusion of this step of my project. One of the most elusive things for me has been closure. I find it impossible to irreversibly step away from something, be it people or experiences, or even places. Not so much things though, I have no problem leaving stuff behind. I started ‘icarus.mid.air’ with the burning hope for healing and closure. More of one and probably less of the other. As a dear friend of mine said about my cranes: “beauty is not their purpose, their purpose is to heal”. Some of the scars have healed, and the others have become things of beauty. Because I have learned to look for beauty in the unlikeliest of places. x #origami #icarusmidair #paper #papercutting #papercraft #mixedmedia

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#989 “care for you” crane Song of the day: The Gate by Björk @bjork When I go out for walks, there is a very high likelihood that I will return with a bunch of flowers or leaves or random plants. I unconscientiously trained my brain to be on the lookout for peculiar beauty. The pressed plants that adorn the wings of today’s crane are plants which I picked up on two of such walks. The crane now smells like the family picnics we used to go on almost yearly in May, in the mountains. The mint flowers infuse it and reminds me of a steaming cup of mint tea with lemon and honey in January. September will continue to be my heart’s season though. Even now, sitting at my desk and typing this, I feel my being flooded with joy and serenity. I am sending this mood to all of you. Have a lovely end of the week! x #origami #icarusmidair #paperart #papiroflexia #delicate #theweekonintagram #wings #wing #origamicrane #abstract #leaves #leaf #pressedflowers #pressedplants #floral #feather #feathers #mixedmedia # #bjork

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970 #WHPimagine

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