Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Brothers David + Glen Dixon Sibling Revelry Space

Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes
Glenn Dixon one of Canada's well known television and media personalities and partner in Dixon Doyle Design, along side with his brother David Dixon, fashion designer, teamed up in the sibling revelry exhibit to create an authentic and magical space that takes creativity to a whole new level. The idea of the space called "Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes", developed from a story of a girl named Sadako who lived in Hiroshima during the atomic bombing and developed leukaemia from the radiation. She spent all of her time in nursing home creating origami cranes believing in the japanese fable that if she completed 1000 of them she would be granted one wish, to live. She completed 644 cranes before she became to ill and weak to finish.

The Dixon brothers goal was to create a space that "allows the opportunity where an individual can find solace and enjoy a time of reflection, to dream, to pray and most importantly to wish".

The entrance to the space, notice the reflection from all of the origami hanging from the ceiling, amaaaaazing.

I love everything about this space, love the mirror detail on the back wall it makes the room feel so much more spacious.

There were ONE THOUSAND origami cranes hanging from the ceiling, built by first year Ryerson students.

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