Kimono #2

Size: 17 1/2" x 21 1/4"


Date: 2015


Price: $850


About Kimono #2


A different depiction of "harmony" is addressed in "Kimono #2". This time we see cranes in movement flying westward (to the left).


The crane paper used in "Kimono #2" is "Kami", the most widely available origami paper. It was developed for use in schools. The word "Kami" is Japanese for paper, but it has acquired this specific meaning. Kami is thick and easy to fold. It is usually printed only on one side, but not always, and oftentimes it is a solid color or pattern. These patterns can be as simple as a gradation from red to blue, or as complex as a multi-colored kimono pattern of flowers and cranes with gold foil embellishments. Kami comes in several sizes, but standard sizes include 75 x 75 mm (about 3 x 3 inches), 6-inch squares, and 10-inch squares


The mounting background for "Kimono #2" is rice paper.