White Elephant – Gigantic Origami Sculpture by Sipho Mabona

Sipho Mabona folded his first paper airplane when he was five years old, and he hasn’t stopped folding paper since. Having run out of paper plane models to fold, he turned his attention to nature and managed to create schools of koi, rhinos, tigers, bears, grasshoppers, and one gigantic paper elephant. The elephant is made out of one whole square piece of paper measuring 15 meters on each side. It took Sipho a month to develop a pattern for the elephant. The sculpture is more than three meters tall and took nearly a dozen people a month to complete. The project was, incredibly, funded by the net-based crowdfunding site Indiegogo. Sipho’s white elephant is currently on display in a museum in Switzerland.












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