NO. 367

November 11th, 2011 — 12:09pm

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Lizzie Sampson – Washington, DC

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NO. 366

November 11th, 2011 — 12:08pm

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Silas Godfrey – Greenville, SC

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NO. 355 – 365

November 11th, 2011 — 12:07pm

No. 335 – 365 An Ly + Dickie Halverson

An & Dickie are good friends of mine who are contributing to the 11/11/11 anniversary with eleven cranes. Dickie and I both have lost our mom’s to cancer at such a young age. This is to  celebrate their beautiful lives as they will never be forgotten.

For Maura Halverson (12/18/49 – 02/06/12)
& Myong Porter (02/05/59 – 11/11/09)

Cranes flew on 11/11/12

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NO. 347 – 354

November 11th, 2011 — 12:06pm

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Eleven cranes taken on a trip to Colorado by Kimberly Dorn.

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NO. 336 – 346

November 11th, 2011 — 12:05pm

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Caitlin Martin – Cumberland, RI

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NO. 331 – 334

November 11th, 2011 — 12:03pm

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Cranes sent to Mimi and her friends who she admires for their strength in times of loss and pain.

No. 331 – 334  Mimi Minnick – Annandale, VA

“Hope unites us … cranes, with sandy and her machine, with steve and his valor, and with their lost boy nick.”


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NO. 323 – 325

November 11th, 2011 — 12:02pm

3 more cranes placed by Greg Cambell on his travels.

No. 323 Union Square – San Francisco, CA
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No. 324 At Halu, a Japanese noodle restaurant in San Fran’s Inner Richmond district
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No. 325  Oakland, CA
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NO. 322

November 11th, 2011 — 12:01pm

Metro Station – Dupont Circle, DC

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NO. 311 – 321

November 11th, 2011 — 12:00pm

Jennifer Snyder had requested a few cranes to take with her on a trip home to South Dakota. With it being the week of Eleven/Eleven, I decided to give her Eleven cranes for her journey. Along with her husband, Michael Pahn, they left the cranes in some wonderful places along with passing them onto some friends.

No. 311 National Music Museum – Vermillion, SD
“Left in the purple mums at the base of Immigrant Violinist sculpture which greets visitors in front of the museum.”
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No. 313 Queen City Bakery – Sioux Falls, SD
“As we
 were checking out I noticed there were 3 paper cranes on the register. I asked the cashier if I could leave an eleveneleven crane wither her brood and she was super enthusiastic — turns out she LOVES origami and was super into your project. She puffed out the yellow cranes body so it’d sit right with the others. The other cranes were made by local artist Reina Okawa for the bakery.”
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No. 316 “Varietate Concordia” – Falls Park, Sioux Falls, SD
Crane No. 316 is another testament to how this project continues to amaze me…

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No.315 & 317 Robin
“Jennifer Snyder gave me cranes 315 and 317 to take with me on my Thanksgiving trip home to Louisiana/Texas.”
Crane #315 (with goose) is located in Waksom, TX.
Crane #317 (on bird feeder) is located in Shreveport, LA.

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No.318 Michael Pahn – Suitland, MD on the grounds of the Smithonian’s Museum Support Center
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No.320 Bettina – Silver Spring, MD
“I work with Jennifer Snyder who told me about your project and gave me one of your cranes. I put it in a pretty tree near my apartment in Silver Spring. I think this is a beautiful thing you are doing and I look forward to watching it grow.”
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No.321 Gaithersburg, MD
“Crane 321 will live on my tiny silver tinsel tree this year as a reminder of those happy Christmases of my youth. It will also be there in remembrance of those family and friends who’ve passed on. But maybe, most importantly, it will be there as a symbol of hope in the coming year for everyone that enters our home.” -Jennifer
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11/11/11

November 11th, 2011 — 11:11am

Eleven

One year ago, I started this project not knowing what would come of it. It started as a simple goal to make 1000 cranes that were placed in different places or given to different people by today, 11/11/11. Well, today is the day and I have only made 409 cranes.

However, in the past year this project has evolved into something bigger than that. Each crane I place or give to someone takes on a different and individual path. Each with its own story. The connections I have made with friends, family, and strangers now define this project. It has inspired me to continue making the paper cranes for many more 11/11’s to come.

Here are eleven reasons and eleven cranes I would like to highlight from the past year that embody what this Eleven/Eleven project has evolved into over the past year.

1. Hope for those living strong.

No. 031 Erin McCue – New York, NY 
Erin found me through a friend of mine, Toni Wasylsk. I have never met her, but she was one of the first to share her own experiences with cancer in her family.
“My mother is in remission from thyroid cancer, my grandmother is in remission from breast cancer, and my grandfather from prostate cancer. I love your message of hope and will definitely pass this along.”

2. Hope that can teach and inspire.

No. 048 David Stuckey – Washington, DC
“It has always been my ‘hope’ to live off my writings the way I wanted to without compromise. And through my writings my ‘hope’ has always been to take people to places they have never been and let them meet people they have never interacted with and teach them things through prose.”

3. Hope that is there when we need it the most.

No. 057 Helen Hartman – Reading, PA
“My mom couldn’t decide where to photograph her crane – she had it in flowers and trees and all over, and for the time it was living on a shelf in our kitchen. So after Grandpop passed, I had to walk over to my house to get something. I saw the crane and put it in my pocket, figured I could take some hope back with me. When I went to put my coat down on my grandmom’s bed, I saw the picture of them and knew that this is where the crane should live. Grandmom knew all about eleven/eleven from my mom sharing it and now she has a little extra hope with her.” – Lesley Hartman, 12/26/2010

4. Hope that creates new connections with new people.

No. 061 Butter (Brian Thomas) – Brooklyn, NY
Butter is the creator and the brains behind The Mixtape Club: an organization dedicated to the art of the mixtape, ten people, ten tracks, ten album covers. In December he asked me to be a part of one of the sessions and soon after I participated in his project, I sent him a crane to be a part of Eleven/Eleven. His mother passed away only a few months before mine and this crane lives in loving memory.

5. Hope that is humble.

No. 063 Alyson Rhodes – Pittsburgh, PA (through Allison)
Alyson found me through my friend, Allison Berger. Allison has shared my project with many people who have reached out to me for a paper crane and it is through that network that I am lucky to make such connections as this one.
“I could have lost my mother to cancer when I was an early teenager, and I’m eternally grateful it was caught in time & it never came to that…My crane is living at my desk on the 38th floor of the US Steel Tower in Pittsburgh. Here it is enjoying the lovely view.”

6. Hope that lets us share our stories.

No. 066 Mike Hromchak – Silver Spring, MD (also through Allison Berger)
Mike was my first email request, and him being so close in Silver Spring, I asked him if he would prefer we meet in person. I am thankful to have met Mike and have him share his story about his Grandmother. It just shows how much this personal project is not just about my quest for hope but sharing that with people and allowing the project to grow beyond any of my expectations.
“Your story resonates with me on a personal level; my grandmother has about 4-6 months to live, optimistically. She was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma in August and since then it’s been this…weird waiting game. I’m not sure how to feel about the whole thing (other than bummed), but I feel like what you said about hope is important to remember when you’re faced with a situation that seems utterly hopeless. I’d like to think the crane will be a little reminder to keep my chin up, even when skies aren’t clear and blue. I think the way in which you’ve chosen to honor your mother is very sweet, and I wish you all the best luck as you set out to complete this project!”

7. Hope as a reminder.

No. 068 Rich Coleman – Henderson, NV
“I just checked out this 11/11 project you’re doing for your mom and I think it’s a fantastic tribute. My mom died of cancer when I was 8 and over time I realized how important it is to have something to remind me of her, whether it’s a picture of her, her journals she left me or records of her favorite bands. I’d love to get a crane and help out in any way possible.”

8. Hope for the children.

No. 069 Molly McInnis – Harrisburg, PA
“I work as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hershey Medical Center. It’s not generally as depressing as it sounds – manyof the babies just decided to come out a too early and need to mature under watchful eyes. However, other cases are much more serious and despite everything we can do for them, they still don’t make it. Your project touched me so much because of the relationship between and a mother and her child…”

9. Hope that guides our sadness to happiness in the form of a smile.

No. 098 Lainey Lee – Winston Salem, NC
“I understand how hard it is to think of being hopeful in the face of a great loss in your life. My father passed away when I was 10 in an airplane crash. When I think about him I can’t help to be sad at the thought of him not being around anymore, but I know he would never want me to be sad for him but to remember him with a smile. He had always said that he wanted to come back in his next life as a bird, so every time I see one of your cranes I think of him and smile.”

10. Hope that stands the test of time.

No. 123 Donald Norwood – Lanier Heights, Washington DC
“I gave beautiful, red, crane #123 to my Dad on Valentines Day. He died of cancer on Dec 1 1988. I was 26 years old. Even after so much time I think of him just about every day. It took a while, but now instead of his illness and death, I mostly remember him as the healthy, talented and fun loving guy that I loved. I hope the same for you.”

11. Hope for our friends.

No. 278 For a good friend of a friend – Lemoyne, PA
“A good friend of mine just lost her mother to cancer two weeks ago. It was really sudden and it was also the week of her 21st birthday…I’m sending her a letter even though i have no idea where to begin… i was hoping i could put a crane in the envelope…”

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NO. 308

November 9th, 2011 — 12:03am

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No. 308 Sean McCormick – Edina, MN

Sean is a photographer that I met doing work with The General Design Company. I recently came across his tumblr after a twitter reply to find out he was diagnosed with cancer last month. I admired his candor about the start of his process and immediately contacted him to send a paper crane of Hope.

Read more from his blog below:

Diagnosis and Treatment, No. 1 >>  

“On October 1st, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  On October 11th, I started chemotherapy.  My world went from busy to surreal, from surreal to very real. It’s a fairly rare form of the disease and the numbers are average, but math was never my strong subject.  So piss on the numbers.  I’ve decided to try and do what I do best, or at least fairly well.  Photograph the treatment process.  Not every post will have the look of these, they simply reflect what I felt at the time, uncertainly, boredom, and a certain amount of fear.  This is not a private thing or else why would I be posting it here? Cancer casts a wide net, and I have found this to be extremely helpful.  I have the most magnificent family and friends a man can ask for.  Thanks.” – Sean

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NO. 307

November 8th, 2011 — 11:55pm

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Glory – Washington, DC

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NO. 301-306

November 8th, 2011 — 11:50pm

Thank you to my friend, Greg Cambell for being a supporter of the project and his contribution, he requested six cranes to place in six special places around DC & on his travels.

No. 301 Glover Park at 35th St & Whitehaven Parkway, Washington DC
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No. 302 Rock Creek Park, Washington DC
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No. 303 “This is Holy Cross Hospital. My dad is there. Now he has a paper crane helping with his recovery.” -Greg
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No. 304 Salt Lake City, UT
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No. 305 Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City
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No. 306 Bountiful, UT
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NO. 300

November 8th, 2011 — 11:34pm

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No. 300 Rachel – Chicago, IL

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NO. 287 – 299

October 30th, 2011 — 2:44pm

Today I placed these green cranes at the U.S. National Arboretum, another beautiful place in DC that I would have loved to take my mom.

No. 287 Sandstone Sculptures

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No. 288 Youth Garden

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No. 289 China Valley

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No. 290 Asia Valley

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No. 291 Japanese Woodlands

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No. 292 Korean Hillside

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No. 293 National Capital Columns – 22 of 24 sandstone Corinthian columns that once stood at the east portico of the US Capitol completed in 1826

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No. 294 National Bonsai + Penjing Museum

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No. 295 Bonsai Garden

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No. 296 Kato Stroll Garden – Dedicated to the Kato Family, 5 generations of Bonsai Masters

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No. 297 National Herb Garden – includes 800 kinds of herbs

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No. 298 Arbor House

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No. 299 Friendship Garden – In Memory of Kay Lahr, Created by Sculptor & Friend John Cavanaugh

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NO. 284-286

October 30th, 2011 — 2:44pm

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No. 284-286 Lori Walsh – Philadelphia, PA

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NO. 283

October 29th, 2011 — 4:22pm

Made for my great grandmother who is in the hospital after not feeling so well. I recently visited my Nana Sylvester this summer in Maine and I know she will be back home sitting on that same porch I saw her on real soon.
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NO. 282

October 28th, 2011 — 10:06pm

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

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282 Puerto Rico

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NO. 279-281

October 28th, 2011 — 10:04pm

As a reminder for hope with each day to come…these three cranes go to a friend’s mother who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

No. 279-281 Richard’s Mom – Virginia

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NO. 278

October 28th, 2011 — 9:41pm

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No. 278 For a good friend of a friend – Lemoyne, PA

“A good friend of mine just lost her mother to cancer two weeks ago. It was really sudden and it was also the week of her 21st birthday…I’m sending her a letter even though i have no idea where to begin… i was hoping i could put a crane in the envelope…”

To a good friend, nobody can know how you feel but many of us can share our stories and hope that it makes a difference… for our mothers.

 

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NO. 277

July 8th, 2011 — 7:22pm

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“I thank you,
Lucy thanks you”

No. 277 Rebecca Nurick – Philadelphia, PA

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No. 274-276

June 11th, 2011 — 4:54pm

Seersucker Social at the Hillwood Estate in Washington DC

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NO. 272-273

June 11th, 2011 — 4:52pm

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No. 272 Molly Burd – Albuquerque, NM

No. 273 Mrs. Burd (Molly’s Mom) – State College, PA

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No. 270 – 271

June 11th, 2011 — 4:51pm

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No. 270 On top of U-mound in Albuquerque, NM

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No. 271 Old Town in Albuquerque, NM

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No. 269

June 11th, 2011 — 4:40pm

Dallas Airport – on my way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Made from my boarding pass.

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No. 268

June 11th, 2011 — 4:05pm

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No. 268 Jay Jorda – Tacoma, WA

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NO. 257-267

May 8th, 2011 — 2:34pm

If I were to pick any place in DC to take my mom for Mother’s Day it would be the National Botanical Gardens. So, today I decided to take Eleven cranes and place them throughout the Conservatory, the outdoor National Garden, Rose Garden, and Bartholdi Park.

No. 257 Butterfly Garden

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No. 258 Lawn Terrace

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No. 259 Rose Garden

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No. 260 Regional Garden

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No. 261 Independence Ave Entrance

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No. 262 Jungle

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No. 263 Bird’s Nest

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No. 264 Hawaii Room

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No. 265 Garden Court

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No. 266 Bartholdi Fountain

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No. 267 Bartholdi Park

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NO. 256

May 8th, 2011 — 2:17pm

Paper crane made from a paper cup:
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This paper crane was made at a benefit for Fight SMA. Spinal muscular atrophy is a relatively common “rare disorder” that takes the lives of more babies than any other genetic disease.

The benefit was a show featuring 3 bands and ended up raising more than $700. And as a token of hope, I made this paper crane and added it to the donation bucket. Learn more about the disorder and how you can help at fightsma.org

No. 256 St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington DC

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NO. 254-255

May 8th, 2011 — 2:07pm

A request for two cranes for Dan Cicconi and his Mother:

“My grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer 1998, and it was a traumatic experience for my entire family watching him pass away. My grandmother passed away about a year ago from disease related complications. I know my mom would really appreciate a crane to remember them.”

No. 254 State College, PA
“My crane kept me company late at night when I was finishing my thesis, and he even likes to hang out on top of my mortar board. He even made a new friend.”

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No. 255 West Chester, PA:
“My mother absolutely loved her crane, and it will definitely help her out during the next few months. Her crane likes to hang out with flowers.”

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No. 253

May 3rd, 2011 — 12:16am

Taken in an art museum in Harrisburg, PA
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No. 253 Andy Kulik – Camp Hill, PA

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NO. 249 – 252

April 11th, 2011 — 9:14pm

Blue Cranes in State College, PA on a recent reunion trip to Penn State.

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No. 249 Cozy Thai Bistro – State College, PA

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No. 250 501 W. College Ave, Apt 10 – State College, PA

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No. 251 Given to friend, Caitlin Yeager, in 501, Apt 12 – State College, PA

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No. 252 Graphic Design Studio in Borland – State College, PA

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NO. 238 – 248

April 6th, 2011 — 11:21am

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.

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NO. 237

April 6th, 2011 — 11:13am

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No. 237 Jason Arias – Brooklyn, NY

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NO. 233 – 236

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:17pm

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No. 233-236 Adam Warner – Washington DC

Adam’s wife, Meghan, passed from breast cancer at the age of 28 last year. He requested 3 cranes, one for her parents, her aunt, and best friend. I sent him an extra one for himself.

I commend Adam for taking the courage to create his project to finish up a list of his wife’s goals in life. They met while teaching english in Korea, which adds to the connection that his journey has with my own. I am touched that he requested the cranes and know they will live in great memory of and hope for Meghan.

You can find out more about his project at: fortheloveofmeghan.org and ms-mae.blogspot.com.


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NO. 232

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:16pm

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Traveled from Lancaster to NYC’s Times Square.

No. 232 Corie Deshong – Lancaster, PA

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NO. 231

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:15pm

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Craig Welsh and his team at GoWelsh won a coveted Gold Pencil and the Best of Show award at this year’s One Show for a Society of Design project titled “Dear Bill.” So, this orange crane traveled with them from Lancaster to Manhattan to see the show. And after the show, instead of making its way back to Lancaster, the orange crane was passed on to someone from Russia.

Who knows where it will end up next but hopefully it will bring a little hope to each new person it comes in contact with.

No. 231 Craig Welsh – Lancaster, PA

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NO. 230

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:15pm

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No. 230 Jason Horner – Mount Royal, NJ

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NO. 229

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:14pm

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No. 229 Ashley Wilkins – Riverside, CA

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NO. 166

April 3rd, 2011 — 4:10pm

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This white crane was lost but I found a perfect home for it downtown in Washington, DC today. It sits with the flowers that fill a basket of a ghost bike.

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NO. 226-228

March 20th, 2011 — 11:50pm

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Ginger from Aberdeen, MD found crane No. 186 on the metro and requested three more cranes to gift. They are now on their way to her.


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NO. 225

March 20th, 2011 — 11:46pm

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No. 225 Bonnie Chaya-Bracha Herman – Tzfat, Israel
In addition to her request for a crane, Chaya-Bracha wrote the following poem inspired by the Eleven/Eleven project:

A Crane For Kaleena
for her mother

I learned how to fold a paper crane on a school bus.
We bounced between the soft brown imitation leather and laughed – a day out of class.

I remember the highway zooming outside, and my friend, my teacher – her patience. I begged her not to stop until I could do it without her.

Until I had the folds memorized.
Until I knew the creases perfectly.
Until I knew how to make it fly without tearing its wings.

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NO. 224

March 13th, 2011 — 6:25pm

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No. 224 Made from a Tootsie Pop wrapper and given to Brad MacBeth, Washington DC

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NO. 223

March 13th, 2011 — 6:01pm

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No. 223 Lindsay Stork – State College, PA

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NO. 207 – 222

March 13th, 2011 — 5:57pm

The continuation of 11 cranes on each metro line…

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Orange Line
No. 207 Orange Line → New Carollton (4:00pm)
No. 208 Deanwood Station
No. 209 Orange Line → Vienna
No. 210 Stadium-Armory Station
No. 211 Orange Line → Vienna
No. 212 Potomac Avenue Station
No. 213 Eastern Market Station
No. 214 Orange Line → Vienna
No. 215 Captiol South Station
No. 216 Orange Line → New Carollton
No. 217 Federal Conference SW Station

Blue Line
No. 218 Blue Line → Largo
No. 219 Addison Road Station
No. 220 Blue Line → Largo
No. 221 Morgan Blvd. Station
No. 222 Blue Line → Franconia

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FOUND NO. 186

March 13th, 2011 — 5:01pm

“My husband and I were in DC on presidents day weekend and I found this little fellow as I was sitting down on the metro. I misplaced him for a while after we got home and unpacked but found him again yesterday and finally checked your website. This is a beautiful thing you’re doing in memory of your Mom. I’m sure it will inspire others as they continue to find the cranes, your website and the hope that comes from witnessing such a beautiful act of love.”

-Ginger, Aberdeen, MD

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FOUND NO. 199

February 21st, 2011 — 1:40am

After my recent adventure of placing 55 paper cranes on the DC metro, one person found one and sent me a photograph. This is the first time a complete stranger felt compelled to take a photo and contact me. Recently more strangers who have stumbled across the project have been requesting paper cranes after visiting the site written on them, and I am delighted that other people are connecting to my personal project in their own personal ways.

“Mahalo.” -David Pham

No. 199 Navy Yard Metro Station

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No. 168-206

February 21st, 2011 — 12:47am

11 paper cranes on each of the 5 metro lines of Washington DC.

The Washington Metro has 5 train lines each associated with a color: Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, and Orange. I decided I would make 11 cranes of each color and place them at some of the metro stations and on the trains themselves. The result is 55 cranes spread along the metro system after a 7 hour adventure. I had the paper ready in my bag, and made the cranes while waiting for the trains and while riding them stop to stop.

*I still have 5 more blue cranes and 11 orange cranes to place. Unfortunately the orange/blue lines were receiving service over the President’s weekend, making it difficult to ride and place cranes in different stations.

In order to look inconspicuous and to move quickly, I didn’t photograph every crane.
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Saturday, February 19
Yellow Line
No. 168 Yellow Line → Fort Totten (3:30pm)
No. 169 Shaw-Howard Univ. Station
No. 170 Yellow Line → Fort Totten (3:40pm)
No. 171 U Street/Afr. American Memorial Station
No. 172 Yellow Line → Fort Totten (3:50pm)
No. 173 Columbia Heights Station
No. 174 Yellow Line → Fort Totten (4:00pm)
No. 175 Georgia Ave/Petworth Station
No. 176 Yellow Line → Fort Totten (4:20pm)
No. 177 Fort Totten Station
No. 178 Yellow Line → Huntington (4:30pm)

Red Line
No. 179 Farragut North Station
No. 180 Red Line → Glenmont (6:05pm)
No. 181 Metro Center Station
No. 182 Red Line → Shady Grove (6:20pm)
No. 183 Friendship Heights Station
No. 184 Red Line → Glenmont (6:30pm)
No. 185 Tenleytown/AU Station
No. 186 Red Line → Shady Grove (6:40pm)
No. 187 Red Line → Glenmont (6:50pm)
No. 188 Woodley Park-Zoo Station
No. 189 Red Line → Glenmont (7:00pm)

Blue Line
No. 190 Blue Line → Springfield (7:15pm)
No. 181 Farragut West Station
No. 182 Blue Line → Metro Center (7:30pm)
No. 183 Blue Line → Springfield (7:35pm)
No. 184 Mcpherson Square Station
No. 185 Blue Line → Springfield (7:45pm)

Green Line
No. 196 Green Line → Branch Ave (8:15pm)
No. 197 Anacostia Station
No. 198 Green Line → Greenbelt (8:45pm)
No. 199 Navy Yard Station
No. 200 Green Line → Greenbelt (9:00pm)
No. 201 Waterfront Station
No. 202 Green Line → Greenbelt (9:15pm)
No. 203 Green Line → Branch Ave (9:25pm)
No. 204 Green Line → Greenbelt (9:30pm)
No. 205 L’Enfant Station
No. 206 Green Line → Greenbelt (9:45pm)

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No. 167

February 21st, 2011 — 12:26am

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No. 167 Tyler Orton – Fairfax VA

*Replacing crane No. 067 that was kidnapped (or mysteriously lost)

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No. 165

February 21st, 2011 — 12:25am

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This picture was taken at Dodamsanbong in Chungcheongbuk Province, in South Korea. It was taken on Dodamsanbong Peak, on top of the stone gate. The stone gate is a huge natural rock that has a whole in the middle. You can walk on top of the stone gate because it’s formed as a bridge. All of this is natural. Dondamsanbong is designated as one of the eight most beautiful sceneries in South Korea.

The area was visited by numerous scholars during the Joseon Period (1392-1910). From the stone gate you can see Three Rocks that create a large S figure in the middle of Namhangang River. This is the only place in the world where you can see three long rocks protrude in the middle of a river. There is a legend about the three rocks being human once but then turned into stoned by the gods.

No. 165 Michelle Dufour – South Korea

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NO. 163 & 164

February 19th, 2011 — 11:03pm

“I came across one of your cranes a few weeks ago while running on the art museum steps. The crane puzzled me and peaked my interest as to its origin. I then saw the website written on it and decided to contact you. I travel a lot and would like to take your creations to some of the places I will be going to this year, curacao and ethiopia.”

-Dave Horner, Philadelphia PA

No. 163 – Spanish Water View, Curacao
“I wandered all week wondering where i could place this little crane. Do I leave it in the colorful town of Willamstead…or on the beautiful sandy beach…there were so many interesting places and I wanted it to be found. Then I happened an old fort on my drive south of the capital. The fort was unmarked but had a tower, ramparts and canons. overgrown with brush but still explored on occasion. The place was called spanish water view. Ahis was the place! A great place to leave this little treasure to be found by another adventure.” – Dave

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No. 164 Lalibela, Ethiopia
“This place caught my eye as a place to leave this little treasure. the church was built into the cliffs/cave. It was a very quiet and peaceful place.” -Dave

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