An ancient Japanese legend says that whoever folds 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. I get two. Sadako Sasaki was a child victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. She was confined to a hospital, battling leukemia at the age of twelve. Most of her time was spent folding paper cranes. After a while, Sadako did finally complete more than 1,000 paper cranes to fulfill the legend, but unfortunately her wish to be well again was never granted. On the morning of October 25th, 1955, Sadako Sasaki died at the hospital with her family by her side. Setting out to honor her, I started on an art project. Over the course of 5 years, I invested over 70 hours into folding 2,000 cranes of varying shades of gray. Even after I finished the folding, I knew I was only halfway done. To display the cranes, I attached them to a board one at a time, paying careful attention to their order. It was years in the making, but my art project to memorialize Sadako was finally complete. After building a custom a frame, there was only one thing left to do, make my 2 wishes. My first wish is that people not let greed or hatred fuel their actions, but empathy and compassion instead. My second wish would be to have this piece hanging in Hiroshima, where I hope to inspire others. This is not only a memorial to Sadako, but to all the children and innocent victims of war.