Paper, thread, wood & mirrors
15 x 5 x 5 ft (457.20 x 152.40 x 152.40 cm)
"For Every Sadako” is a contemplation on the story of Sadako Sasaki and the thousand paper cranes. Sadako was two years old when the atomic bomb destroyed Hiroshima, causing her to develop leukemia as a result of exposure to radiation. Sadako began folding origami cranes after learning about the Japanese legend that said if a sick person folded 1000 cranes they would get well. This piece is a monument to every innocent victim of war. The mirrors are meant to include the viewer’s own image in the work, asking them to consider their role in preventing such atrocities. What would you do if it was your own child? Nimura believes that reminding people of the injustices of the past is essential to addressing the cruelties of our current world: "As artists it is our job to appeal to the head and heart, to remind us of our humanity."