Eight Origami Cranes

Object Details

Artist
Ira Blount
Date
2011
Medium
origami paper, cardstock
Dimensions
8 1/8 × 9 15/16 in. (20.6 × 25.3 cm)
Cite As
Gift of Ira Blount
Caption
While origami is generally exhibited in a three-dimensional form, local artist Ira Blount presents eight flat origami cranes on a simple white background. Neatly arranged rows—three on the top, two in the middle, and three more on the bottom—complement the uniformity of the cranes and their crisp folds. The artist achieves variety in his use of different brightly colored origami paper. In arranging the cranes on a flat picture plane, the artist subverts expectations about the traditions and functions of this Japanese art form.
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
2011.0004.0092
Type
origami
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8ba64efa2-5f17-460f-9d90-5833f72cf77e
Record ID
acm_2011.0004.0092
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