Pure white cranes are sacred birds in the Japanese culture. They are intermediaries between heaven and earth, symbolizing happiness. I thought of a great white crane as a prayer from the Japanese people to the world, and a symbol of a brighter future in the midst of despair and uncertainty. I drew it as a message of hope.

Posted by Veronica Lawlor

In response to the recent terrible earthquake in Japan and the tsunamis in the Pacific, the illustrators of Studio 1482 have each created a piece of art to raise money on behalf of the victims. Please click here for more information.

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