1984 Cranes at Harcourt House

From December 7, 2017 - January 20, 2018, my exhibition 1984 Cranes will be open to the public at Harcourt House, Edmonton, Alberta. The opening reception will be December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
This project is an installation of 984 cranes made from the book 1984 by George Orwell. The project is about fragility and inevitable failure, and uses the Japanese tradition of senbazuru (folding 1,000 paper cranes within a year) to discuss these themes. The project also compares and contrasts Orwell's 1984 with the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Elenor Coerr to face and discuss the possibility of failure. 

The write-up about the exhibition is available on Harcourt House's website here.

Bonnie Patton, 1984 Cranes Study No. 1, 2017