Shortly after the Japan earthquake, the nonprofit Bezos Family Foundation invited children from around the world to mail origami cranes to its Seattle headquarters, promising to donate $2 per crane to the relief efforts, up to to $200,000.
The cranes came in by the truckload and soon, the foundation had some 2,000,000 paper cranes on their hands. They ended up donating a cool $500,000 to relief efforts.
Now, Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has been tasked with taking the cranes and making something incredible with them. Muniz has opted to make a meta work of art, by using the cranes to make one giant paper crane. It’s incredible to behold.