Thursday, December 20, 2018

Paper Cranes by Cristian Marianciuc

Via My Modern Met.


G. Verloren said...

To me, all the extra frippery detracts from the simple elegance of origami cranes, but to each their own I suppose.

Although, now I just clicked through and found the prices. $150+ for a roughly 2 inch ordinary paper crane with some doily bits and dollar store craft materials glued to it. That's how you know it's really "Art"!


Shadow said...

I like the play of the blues, light greens, and blacks in the first and the white fragility of the 2nd. I like frippery sometimes.

G. Verloren said...


So do I, and if I saw these in another context, I'd likely enjoy them. If I visited a little old grandma's home and saw them on a mantlepiece or a coffee table, I'd likely find them charming.

But in the context of high-brow art? It smacks of arrogant pretension. This is pleasant hobbywork, even a medium for meditation, but it's not grand artistry, though clearly multiple people are invested in trying to pass it off as such.