The PUT UP A CRANE Peace Project is now installed in the atrium of the Lindale High School Foyer. We surpassed our goal of 1000 cranes and finished with a total of 1160 origami cranes. To learn more about this community art installation project see my earlier blog post at: http://msartlady.blogspot.com/2009/10/illustration-friday-pattern-or-put-up.html
The entire project took about 2 1/2 months from conception to completion. And I never could have done it without the support and participation of the Lindale community and my family. Many teachers, classes, and individuals participated in creating the cranes. The LHS Key Club helped start the stringing process. My sweet 14 year old son Todd spent 5 hours after school helping me hang the installation. He also helped string hundreds of cranes, as did my husband and mother.
Overall I am very please with the experience and the strength of the message that the finished artwork conveys. Lindale is a wonderful place to teach and make art!