Illustration for article titled This life-sized origami elephant was made from a single sheet of paper

Origami artist Sipho Mabona and his crew spent four weeks carefully folding a 50-by-50-foot sheet of paper into a 10-foot-tall elephant sculpture, showing the artistic potential of a single sheet of paper.


Top image via My Modern Met.

Mabona funded his White Elephant project through IndieGoGo, and had a pair of cameras installed in the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland, while he and his team folded, streaming the process online. There is a lengthy documentary about the folding process online, but you can see it taking shape in Part Five below:

And you can see more views of the completed elephant in Part Six:

It's also fun to watch stop-motion videos of Mabona's smaller origami works:


[via My Modern Met]

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