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Cristian Marianciuc

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor
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A crane a day

  • • Cristian started his craft by folding the pages of his diary
  • • He has built a vast community of origami lovers on Instagram
  • • His creations are small in scale but very intricate

“Every crane tells a story.” And this is the story of Cristian Marianciuc, a young paper artist from Romania who taught himself the art of origami and started to build paper cranes as a form of therapy during a period of personal struggle. “The starting point is always a traditional origami crane, then I add decorations,” he says. “I spend fifteen hours on one single piece, and I've made around 5,000 of them. It’s a sort of visual diary for myself. The repetitive nature of what I do is therapeutic.” With a professional background in diplomacy, linguistics and foreign languages, he describes himself as a self-taught artist.

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Works

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Poseidon

Part of a series of pieces inspired by Greek mythology, Poseidon is an amalgamation of oceanic elements. Some of the components are borrowed from sea-dwelling creatures, such as the blue glaucus, two types of flying fish and the leafy sea dragon.

Width 10 cm

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor
Photo: © Cristian Marianciuc
Going Places – In Transit

Created at the end of 2018, this piece is part of a three-crane mini collection, Going Places, exploring Cristian's passion for travelling, both physically and metaphorically. He used only white paper to reflect a new beginning.

Width 9 cm

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor
Photo: © Cristian Marianciuc
Perfectly Out of Place II

Inspired by the vibrant life of London, this piece reflects Cristian’s constant feeling of not belonging to only one place at a time. It is also an analysis of what 'home' is and whether one can feel at home in a number of geographic locations.

Width 9 cm

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor
Photo: © Cristian Marianciuc
Featherlight

Cristian created this piece shortly after the passing of his father as a gift for his mother. It is a celebration of life and a beacon of hope.

Width 10 cm

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor
Photo: © Cristian Marianciuc
Glade

Cristian created this piece after having finished work on his first commercial commission for an international brand in the summer of 2019. It was a reminder that it is possible to make a living as an artist.

Width 11 cm

Cristian Marianciuc Paper sculptor

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