Origami Artists Who Take Things To The Extreme

Sipho Mabona Created A Life-Size Elephant


Swiss contemporary artist Sipho Mabona set out to create a life-size origami structure. He set up an Indiegogo to fund his project. He wound up raising just over $26,000 from 600 backers. He created a to-scale elephant crafted from a single sheet of paper. He describes his project on Indiegogo as “an ultimate prove [sic] that there are no limits to what can be made out of a square piece of paper I came up with the idea to fold a life-size origami elephant.” He constructed his 10-foot elephant with a team of three assistants and live streamed the whole thing so Swiss fans could watch the construction in full.