Origami illumination

One of the exhibits in this years Night Light at Leeds.

There is a Japanese legend stating that whoever folds one thousand origami cranes will be granted their heart’s desire.


"On Light Night, one thousand illuminated origami cranes will "fly" through these tunnels under the Town Hall, transforming the space into to a peaceful haven which allows the visitor to contemplate their own hopes and dreams.

After spending time viewing the installation, the visitor can make and take an origami sailboat, which they can decorate to reflect their experience and as a representation of their hopes. These can then be left in the tunnels, at another Light Night event, or around Leeds for a stranger to discover and ponder; or can be taken home as a souvenir"


Kirsty Ware: Light at the end of the tunnel


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Taken on October 8, 2010