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Watch Artist Sipho Mabona Make A Full-Size Elephant By Folding One Piece Of Paper

by | 13th, March 2014

Sipho Mabona Watch Artist Sipho Mabona Make A Full Size Elephant By Folding One Piece Of Paper

 

SWISS artist Sipho Mabona has created a life-sized elephant by folding a single sheet of paper measuring 15m square. The paper elephant is 10 feet tall. It took 12 people a week to create.

It sounds like a specious activity. But as anyone who has tried to fold paper into anything more than a hat or plane knows, it’s not easy. Mabana is very good at it.

Next time you need to distract children for a few moments, you can wonder how useful it would be to fold that napkin into an elephant.

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You can see the big elephant at the KKLB in Beromünster, Switzerland.

 

 

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If that’s too large for your mantlepiece, you can buy  small, ceramic version as you exit via the gift shop:

 

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This is how he did it.

 

 

If you like that, he’s created a lot more paper beasts:

 

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You can contact him here.

Spotter: Philipp SchmidliMy Modern Met



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