CHARACTER: Sadako Sasaki
Sadako Sasaki is one of the most well known victims of leukaemia. She’s best known for the story of the one thousand paper cranes she folded, through which she became a symbol of innocent victims of nuclear warfare.
I chose to do a portrait of her because folding paper cranes has become a part of my life ever since I read her story when I was 12. I find it a powerful but very sad story, one with themes of hope and peace, and I think it’s important to remember and commemorate the message, as the plaque on her statue in Hiroshima reads: "This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world.”
Title: Sadako Sasaki and the Water Cranes
Medium: Mixed media
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