Letting Our Creativity Take Flight

Watch the Sky

Located in McKinney, TX, art students from Cockrill Middle School are releasing almost 500 helium filled balloons with pieces of personally made origami attached. Each paper artwork is covered with a design made by an art student. Folded inside of the origami is a haiku poem written by a student on one of two following topics chosen by classes collectively; what we are thankful for and our dreams. Pieces about dreams will be attached to white balloons and those about thankfulness to red ones (the colors of the Japanese flag). Each piece is unique with an identification number and a scannable QR code. As the balloons drift away from the school into the unknown they will eventually land and some will hopefully be found. In seeing the QR code on this paper artwork that fell from the sky, it is our hope that curiosity will nudge finders to scan them with their phones. This will lead them to this site where they can learn about the project and report back to students about where they found their origami and their thoughts about the artwork.

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3 responses

  1. Mrs. Morrissey

    This one was found by the tennis court at Cockrill middle school!!

    December 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm

  2. Wayland

    Just wanted to let you know My Aunt Pat found one on the road. She was real excited it had a note in it. She doesant know much about computers so I done it for her, She would love to here a response from you. Her number is 903 431 2562. I think what yall are doing is awesome.

    December 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

  3. Jim

    Found this one in Emory, TX

    Remember Dream Big!!!

    Live Bigger!!!

    December 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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