Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'origami' (12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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