Mar 12, 2014

A Life-Size Origami Elephant Folded from a Single Sheet of 50 x 50 ft Paper

sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (2)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

At the end of last year, professional origami artist Sipho Mabona launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fold a life sized elephant from a single sheet of paper. After successfully reaching his campaign goal, Mabona recently completed the endeavour after a gruelling four weeks.

 

sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (1)

Folding an origami elephant (non life-sized version)

 

The white elephant stands over 10 ft (3 meters) tall and is currently on display KKLB, Switzerland. Mabona required the help of a support team to lift and fold the gigantic sheet of paper which measured 50 ft x 50 ft (15 x 15 meters). You can see picture of the process below along with a behind-the-scenes time-lapse video of the build. Credit for the project can be seen below.
 
Artwork by Sipho Mabona
Photography by Philipp Schmidli
On display at KKLB, Switzerland
Communication by Daniel Schriber
Project funding by 631 individuals on Indiegogo

[via My Modern Met]

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (3)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (4)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (6)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (5)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (10)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (1)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

 

Behind the Scenes Time-Lapse of the Folding Process

 

 

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (7)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

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sipho mabona folds a life sized origami white elephant from a single sheet of paper (9)

Artwork by SIPHO MABONA
Photograph by Philipp Schmidli | On Display at KKLB, Switzerland

 

 

 

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