Eleven red cranes at the Tidal Basin with the Cherry Blossoms.
I started this project on 11/11/10 and 4 months later on 3/11/11 the tsunami in Japan hit. In hope for those affected, many crane projects emerged show hope and to provide aid and relief to Japan.
These eleven cranes are my way of providing a little hope next to the Cherry Blossom trees. The 3,000 cherry trees were gifted to Washington, DC in 1912 from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo.The gift honors the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan. Therefore it was a perfect setting for the Eleven cranes.