Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Origami Master Makes a Life-Size Elephant From a Single Sheet of Paper

by rpacht (and aleks)

A cool story at Gizmodo by Robert Sorokanich. Filed to: ORIGAMI, 3/11/14 4:20pm

'Origami artist Sipho Mabona just pulled off an incredible feat of paper folding, turning a single 50 foot by 50 foot sheet of paper into a life-size paper elephant standing more than 10 feet tall. It was no doubt a painstaking process, but watching the artist and his team in process is strangely soothing. […]

The really fun part is seeing Mabona translate motions from the tiny sheet of paper in his hand, to the small-scale elephant model, to the 50-foot square of paper at his feet. It's about as close as we can get to peeking inside Mabona's mind, watching him figure out how to accomplish the next fold'.

The rest of the story and a video of the production here… Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I can't even imagine a piece of paper 50 ft. by 50 ft.! A great video. Waiting for the next session!