According to an old Japanese tradition, if you fold 1,000 origami flowers you may be granted a wish by a crane; therefore,artist James Roper decided to create 10,000 pieces for extra good luck. Entitled ‘Devotion,’ this mesmerizing installation took three years to be completed.
Making around ten flowers a day, Roper collected enough cranes to design a large paper piece. Colorful and full of meaning, ‘Devotion’ was inspired by Hinduism. “The title refers to the act of creating it itself as well as religious practices found in Hinduism, the repetitive practice of mantras and the flowers used in devotional ceremonies,” declares the artist.
The origami artwork by James Roper is a beautiful display of color and good wishes.