My modest contribution to a collection of art being done as a tribute to Sadako Sasaki
Sadako was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. The explsion blew her out of the window and as a result of the explosion and radiation, she was diagnosed with leukemia in 1955 and given a year to live.
Sadako's friend - Chizuko Hamamoto - came to the hospital to visit her, and cut a gold piece of paper into a square to fold it into a paper crane, in reference to the ancient Japanese story that promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. The story goes that Sadako fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed the 1,000 and buried them all with her.
Copic Markers, Prismacolor pencils and white paint on Acid free paper - 16.5 x 11.5 inches.