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Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life-sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Artist Sipho Mabona Successfully Folds Life sized Origami Elephant from Single Sheet of Paper sculpture paper origami elephants
Photo by Philipp Schmidli

Following a successful campaign on Indiegogo which raised nearly $26,000, artist Sipho Mabona followed through on his promise to fold a life-sized elephant from a single giant sheet of paper. The piece stands over 10 feet tall (3 meters) and took a team of nearly a dozen people over four weeks to fold. The final sculpture is on view at KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland. Photos by Philipp Schmidli. (via My Modern Met)

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

In forms that seem inspired by cast bronze or pewter sculptures, but with incredible geometric textures, these folded masks are made entirely from single sheets of paper by origami artist Joel Cooper (previously). As if making the shape of a face from paper wasn’t already difficult enough, Cooper uses a method of folding called tessellation where an elaborate grid is first folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper, a process he goes into great detail in this blog post. You can see (and purchase) more of his work over on Zibbit and Etsy.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) sheet of paper at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland. Titled White Elephant, the artist is currently raising funds for the endeavor through Indiegogo so he can fund the production of paper and hopefully film the project in a timelapse video similar to the animation above. Mabona is offering a number of rewards such as origami instructions and original folded pieces including his famous koi and swallows.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Learn more about White Elephant over on Indiegogo.

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by orgiami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated tissue paper. The detail is amazing, especially the hundreds and hunreds of scales that individually require multiple folds to create. The artist also folds a wide range of other exotic animals, mythological beasts, and insects worthy of a quick look.

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice street art paper origami multiples installation France

French artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) has two fun new pieces up this month as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France. Requiring over 30,000 folded components, the artist relied on help from school children and people living in nearby “leisure centers” to help complete all of the pieces in time for installation. Hundreds of additional volunteers were on-hand to help cover a stairwell leading to Montée St-Maurice which was completed on May 31st. See many more photos here.

Origami Meets Projection Mapping

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Origami Meets Projection Mapping projection paper origami geometric

Bristol-based visual artist Joanie Lemercier has been experimenting with light projected onto 3D canvases. This lastest work created for a Birmingham gallery space was created using sheets of A4 paper folded into pyramids onto which he projected light resulting in an interesting organic effect. No video unfortunately, but you can learn more about his work here.

Update: For a similar project check out this geometric photobooth by Method.

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Origami Mosaics by Kota Hiratsuka paper origami mosaics

Japanese paper engineer Kota Hiratsuka has been creating beautifully complex origami mosaics that rely on cut and folded geometric patterns. He plans to sell the various templates as downloadable PDFs through his website …though not just yet, so stay tuned. See many more of his works here and on Flickr. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew Shlian.

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice Vietnam street art paper origami Hong Kong

This summer French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously) took her unique style of urban origami installation to the streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam where she created some of the pieces shown here. To be clear, the hexagonal pieces above were created in Paris just prior to her trip to Asia which you can learn more about (plus see many more photos) on her website.

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