About this artwork
Artist Candice Eisenfeld shares the myth of The Dancing Birds and the Flood, A young shepherd in China interpreted the dances of birds in the sky. He warned the elders in his region about a looming flood, but no-one believed him. Taking matters into his own hands, he made 1000 cranes from paper, working for weeks with little sleep with the wish to keep his townspeople safe. When the floods came, his town was spared heavy destruction while nearby villages were swept away.The young shepherd was later called Yu the Great.