An Artist Creates Paper Cranes Out Of Delicate Cuts and Flowers

In 2015, paper artist Cristian Marianciuc started a 1,000-day objective to make a new paper crane each day. The extravagant designs included layers of multicolor paper, precise cuts to mimic feathers, and frequently gilded elements added onto the wings. After his self-imposed challenge, Marianciuc has given himself more time to work on each design, allowing cranes to grow over days instead of hours. Without these limitations he is able to vary his techniques, making increasingly difficult works that present more complex folds and cuts. Marianciuc posts his paper art frequently on Instagram.