Paper Cranes for Japan in Sunday NYTimes

August 12, 2011

It’s Alchemic!

When Paper Cranes for Japan, a campaign of Students Rebuild, challenged young people worldwide to make 100,000 origami cranes following the devastating Sendai earthquake and tsunami, the idea inspired a global movement.  More than 2 million cranes from 38 countries and all 50 United States were received, generating $500,000 in funding for reconstruction. 

Wowed by the global outpouring of support for Japan, celebrated artist Vik Muniz generously donated his time, his vision and his creativity to produce a magnificent piece of original artwork using thousands of the cranes.  "It's alchemic," said Vik Muniz, in The New York Times Sunday Magazine story.  "It worked because everyone wanted to help."

The piece was photographed in Muniz’s studio, and the photo has been made into an art poster to benefit reconstruction efforts in Japan.

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