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News #AWellCraftedLife - posted on 29 June, 2020
#AWellCraftedLife Cristian Marianciuc – Paper Worker

From his workshop in Siret, Romania, Cristian Marianciuc creates intricate miniature paper cranes using Japanese origami paper folding techniques. It began as a personal project in 2015, when Cristian decided to handcraft a crane a day to counter his feelings of misplacement when he returned home from studying in Sydney, Australia. He labelled the project icarus.mid.air. From his first 100 days, he continued creating for a year, then set his sights on making 1,000 cranes. By the time he reached this number, it had become a passion, and a daily ritual. With vibrant colour schemes and pretty patterns, Cristian adds his own contemporary twist to this ancient art. His fantastical flock of birds are embellished with real feathers, pressed flowers and leaves, paint splattering, beading, stitching and even recognisable architecture balancing on their wings. From minimalism to avant-garde, his paper masterpieces convey a feeling, a memory or an experience.

Discover his story on Instagram

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#AWellCraftedLife Cristian Marianciuc – Paper Worker

#AWellCraftedLife - Posted on 29 June, 2020

From his workshop in Siret, Romania, Cristian Marianciuc creates intricate miniature paper cranes using Japanese origami paper folding techniques. It began as a personal project in 2015, when Cristian decided to handcraft a crane a day to counter his feelings of misplacement when he returned home from studying in Sydney, Australia. He labelled the project icarus.mid.air. From his first 100 days, he continued creating for a year, then set his sights on making 1,000 cranes. By the time he reached this number, it had become a passion, and a daily ritual. With vibrant colour schemes and pretty patterns, Cristian adds his own contemporary twist to this ancient art. His fantastical flock of birds are embellished with real feathers, pressed flowers and leaves, paint splattering, beading, stitching and even recognisable architecture balancing on their wings. From minimalism to avant-garde, his paper masterpieces convey a feeling, a memory or an experience.

Discover his story on Instagram