All Blog Posts Tagged 'origami' (18)

Origami Artist Creates Life-Sized Elephant From One Piece of Paper



He's done it! Professional origami artist Sipho Mabona has created a huge, life-sized elephant with just one sheet of paper. His most ambitious work to date, the elephant took Mabona and a team of over a dozen people four weeks to complete. Standing just over 3 meters high (or 10 feet tall), the work is now on display in the museum KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland.

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Added by alice on March 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Elaborate Geometric Masks Made from a Single Sheet of Paper



These complex works of paper manipulation are the origami masterpieces of artist Joel Cooper. Each piece is designed and folded from a single sheet of paper without the use of cuts or glue. Cooper employs a specific style of origami called tessellation. Before he can even begin to design his personable masks, an elaborate grid must first be folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper. The weave…

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Added by Noel Kat on December 22, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Origami-Style Street Art Brings Color to Nepal



Japan-based American artist Daas is one of 60 artists who came from all over the world to give Nepal an artistic facelift. They were invited to paint 75 site-specific murals on Nepal's walls as part of an art project called Kolor Kathmandu, which began in January and will end on Thursday. Director of Kolor Kathmandu, Yuki Poudyal, was inspired by the street art that sprung up in western…

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Added by alice on August 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Colorful Origami Flowers Change with Shadows and Light



Kota Hiratsuka is a paper artist living in Japan that takes the art of paper folding or origami to new heights! With shadows and light in mind, he creates three-dimensional works, like these origami flowers, that change their appearance depending on the viewer's angle. With just a ruler and a cutter, he cuts and folds paper, by hand, into geometric patterns until he creates these gorgeous…

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Added by alice on February 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interlocking Origami Stars and Prisms by Byriah Loper



Though it's only been three years since Byriah Loper took up the art of paper folding, or origami, the 18-year-old has already created an impressive portfolio of works. Specializing in modular origami, which involves folding multiple pieces of paper together and then assembling them without any glue or thread to create a complex geometric shape, Loper, along with fellow origami hobbyists…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Inspired Teacher Constructs Russian Landmarks Using Origami



Can you believe that this meticulously detailed model of Saint Basil’s Cathedral is made entirely out of paper? Russian school teacher Sergei Tarasov diligently set his efforts into cloning the architectural design staple of Moscow, using more than 10,000 sheets of A4 paper. For nearly a year, when the 42-year-old art teacher was not in the classroom, he spent most of his time…

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Added by Pinar on October 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pretty Origami Typography Spotted in San Francisco Street

Art group TheUpsideUp somehow managed to combine three of our favorite subjects into one beautiful new installation - street art, origami and typography. First spotted this past Tuesday morning in San Francisco, on Asian Art Museum's exterior wall, the pretty 3-D art installation was thought to be the work of Parisian origami artist Mademoiselle Maurice…

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Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Hypnotizing Origami Mandalas Formed Using Single Paper

Japanese artist Yuko Nishimura reworks single sheets of handmade paper into abstract, contoured works of art in her series labeled as Relief. She employs the paper folding techniques used in origami to transform the special Japanese paper known as kyokushi into mesmerizing geometric patterns. She combines traditional methods with contemporary aesthetics across a monochromatic…

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Added by Pinar on August 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Interactive Origami Cubes and Glass Clouds Installation



A peculiar new installation just debuted at the 18th Biennale of Sydney. Called Anything Can Break, it's made up of origami cubes and clouds shaped like breasts that are hung from the ceiling of a large new gallery space in the recently renovated Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Created by artist Pinaree Sanpitak, the clouds and cubes are illuminated by fiber optics and lined with motion sensors that trigger musical motifs in response to the audience's movement.…

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Added by alice on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Origami Shadow Art of Actual Faces



Though at first glance you'd think you were just looking at a bunch of colorful construction paper pieces neatly arranged on a blank white wall, come a little closer and you might notice a familiar face. Back in 2011, famed shadow artist Kumi Yamashita (who we wrote about here and…

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Added by alice on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Swarm of Locusts Made of Money



Sipho Mabona, the talented origami artist we've featured here and here, just tipped us off to his newest installation. Now showing at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles until…

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Added by alice on March 12, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Beautifully Displaying 10,000 Origami Flowers



Do you think you'd have the discipline to fold 1,000 origami cranes? If you do, you may be granted a wish by a crane, such as a long life or prosperity, according to an old Japanese tradition.

Artist James Roper decided to take this idea one step further, pushing himself to create 10,000 origami flowers - making, on average, ten per day, everyday, for three years of his life.…

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Added by alice on January 23, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Interactive Jellyfish Swarm

The ancient Japanese paper-folding art form, known as origami, is fused with modern sensory technology in this interactive light installation called Jelly Swarm. Vancouver-based Tangible Interaction has collaborated with origami expert Joseph Wu to conceive and produce the interactive display that features 94 paper-crafted jellyfish, which they refer to as "jellies."

Each jelly is…

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Added by Pinar on December 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Wish-Filled Origami Cranes Adorn Christmas Tree

2011 World Tree of Hope

Have you heard about the The World Tree of Hope? Every December, thousands of origami cranes adorn a large, 20-25 foot Christmas tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. These cranes aren't just there for decoration, they're inscribed with well wishes for the future. The holiday project that began in 2006 has since evolved into a…

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Added by alice on December 18, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Origami Sculpture of Sleeping Beauty's Castle



You don't have to be a kid to be impressed by this new origami sculpture of Disneyland Paris' Sleeping Beauty Castle created by famed paper artist Paul Jackson. Using 20 different paper-folding techniques, Jackson's created this 10-foot tall "pop-up" castle using 5,000 origami bricks on the walls and more than 300 origami cubes, each folded individually. In total, this…

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Added by alice on December 9, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Miniature Origami Animals



Anyone who has attempted to create origami knows just how difficult it is. Now, imagine the skill level required to create these astonishingly miniature sculptures! Artist Anja Markiewicz uses sheets of paper smaller than an inch in width. Check out the vast array of animals she's handcrafted in her collection...…











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Added by Kevin Chung on September 3, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Origami That's On the Money - Won Park (8 total)

One Dollar Koi





If there is such a thing as a money master it's probably Won Park. As an origami artist, he transforms dollar bills into magical works of art. His life-like animals and objects are amazingly detailed. If you don't believe me, check out some of those eyes! It's just another great example of taking something ordinary and making it…

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Added by alice on December 12, 2009 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Stormtrooper Helmet (papercraft)



These are free. (Take that, Economic Downturn!)



Only catch is that you have to download a papercraft file (.PDO) viewing program (Pepakura Designer) from crazy Japanese papercraft website. Download here. [ Link ]



With any luck my storm trooper will look like… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on September 24, 2008 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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