Another day, another post filled with mouth-watering paintings. Acrylic (and candy!) on canvas. Ok, it’s just acrylic, but now I really want a peanut butter cup. This is the work of American artist Michelle Lee Rigell, and here are her words about her “1000 Crane Project”:
“I tend to gravitate towards subjects that evoke nostalgia and whimsy, and I am currently working on a project called the “1000 Crane Project” because of my childhood love for origami. When I wasn’t drawing or painting, I was folding origami. My goal is to capture the beauty and preciseness of origami while incorporating the flawed nature of used wrappers and labels of some of my favorite American products as a child.
Cranes are also a symbol of good fortune and longevity in Korean culture, and they have been an apt subject matter in my life since rediscovering my passion for painting began as a healing process for me. I am a firm believer that art can provide healing, and I want to be able to help others heal through my art process and experiences.”