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Red and Orange Origami Crane

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
late 20th-early 21st Century
Medium
origami paper, folded
Dimensions
3 5/16 × 3 5/16 × 2 5/8 in. (8.4 × 8.4 × 6.6 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
Artist Ira Blount created multiple origami cranes nearly identical in shape and form, achieving variety by selecting sheets of paper with a diversity of colors and designs. Here, metallic gold embellishments overlay red and orange paper featuring flowers and plants in purple, red, white, and green. Viewers are encouraged to reflect on how identical forms can highlight differences between the cranes.
After moving to Washington, DC following World War II, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
Accession Number
2011.0004.0087
Type
origami
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl88b7ae81f-2e05-4060-ae9d-fd4b5014bef2
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0087
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