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Making one origami crane a day for 365 days results in a lot of unique origami cranes

For his daily project in 2015, artist Cristian Marianciuc decided to make himself a flock of birds. A flock made out of paper, that is.

The origami enthusiast has been making one unique origami crane design every day for 365 days. According to Marianciuc, the cranes serve as a sort of diary for him, each one reflecting his daily experiences through their shapes and colours.

As of writing, he’s on his 308th crane and has already made designs (such as a moustached crane) you’d never think of seeing in origami. Head on over here to keep updated on this amazing project.

[Psst, check out our exclusive interview with Cristian here]

#306 Icarus mid air crane I have always liked the story of Icarus. I could see a few things we have in common. I appreciate his creativity, his ambition, his courage, but also his disregard for rules. I was in awe of his ascent and of his fall. I chose the moniker Icarus.mid.air as an ode to moments of pure joy, to bad decisions, to brokenness, to imminent destruction. A hymn for flight, for wings and for light. And an elegy for the transient, the ephemeral, the fall… yearning for noise, for excitement, for adventure paper, needle, thread, fabric #origami #paperart #project365 #1000cranes #tsuru #senbazuru #embroidery #sewing #icarusmidair #icarus #mythology #flight #boredpanda

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#304 flickers crane Woke up with a severe feeling of being out of place. Deeply touched and shaken by a poem I read last night by the talented Emily Palermo: “In the beginning we held the universe in our mouths and stardust dripped bloody from our lips. We were celestial and we were hungry and we were magic…”. (Genesis) I took the flickers from your eyes/ and placed them on the sky of my heart/ heavenly bodies collide/ they birth new galaxies/ new worlds, new light/ a cosmic embrace that lasts for aeons/ sparks fly and send new flickers/ which I will place with my mouth/ in your eyes Song of the day: For you, love by @fridasundemo #origami #paperart #project365 #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #emilypalermo #poetry #boredpanda #icarusmidair

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#295 premonition crane There is something in the air, a sense of expectation, a silent preparation for something momentous. Listening to ‘Premonitions’ by @entervaults only adds to this ominous feeling. sunny, yet violently cold dreading anniversaries, can I not just sleep through the next couple of weeks? #origami #paperart #project365 #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #premonition #vaults #minimal #minimalist #craftsposure #blvart

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#294 give me back the night crane I cannot even remember the last time I was able to lie down in bed, before falling asleep, and not be bombarded by thoughts and faces and ‘what ifs’. This crane is an eulogy for the past, and a whispered hope that I would get back my future nights. walnuts, coffee, rested Song of the day: Rubbernecker by @bellinspace #origami #paperart #project365 #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #stars #olgabell #rubbernecker #craftsposure

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#290 ‘Cristian and the cranes’ crane In the past couple of days I had the pleasure of telling a number of people a few things about this project. It is just as close to my heart as always, it is still just as personal. Hearing how people feel inspired or motivated to exercise their creativity by what I do is simply exceptional. Thank you for all the love and support! paper, scalpel, glue, watercolour quiet afternoon, my room smells like Mi Goreng instant noodles and mandarines #origami #paperart #project365 #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #grateful #watercolour #scalpel #paperartist #blackswan #feathers

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#287 evergreen crane I have an affinity for all things evergreen, not so much the plants themselves, but the idea of something not changing, staying the same, lasting for a long time. I think it ties really well with my Peter Pan syndrome, haha. I found a small pine branch in the yard today, and that was all I needed! sunny day, it smells of eternity, fingers sticky from resin paper, pine needles, glue, patience #origami #paperart #project365 #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #mixedmedia #evergreen #perennial #blvart #pineneedles #pine #texture #needles

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#283 don’t wake me up crane In bed until 11, cooked (and ate) breakfast and lunch at the same time, not hating this grey weather. All that’s missing is a bunch of old friends, an open fireplace, hot chocolate and merriment. hole punch, tweezers, glue, tiniest brush and watercolour #origami #paperart #project365 #detailed #tsuru #senbazuru #1000cranes #mika #dontwakemeup

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#230 big (small) jet plane crane Grey weather, nagging rain, autumn creeping in my heart. Being reminded of not truly belonging anywhere anymore. “Gonna take you on a ride on a big jet plane…” #origami #paperart #project365 #senbazuru #1000cranes #bigjetplane #angusandjuliastone #plane #blvart #art_we_inspire #icarustsuru

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