sipho mabona flocks gigantic origami birds in tropenmuseum’s great hall
all images courtesy of sipho mabona

 

 

 

sipho mabona has taken over the great hall of the tropenmuseum with larger-than-life origami birds that hang high above visitors. the master in the japanese art of paper folding has constructed the entire flock out of large sheets of square paper that measure 2.7 – 5.4 meters in size, which sees the wing span of the flying animals range between 2-4 meters. the installation entitled ‘giga origami’ will continue to grow in magnitude over the course of the summer (from july 7th to august 31st), as patrons to the cultural center are being invited to engage and add paper birds to add to the flight in what is said to be a real ‘crowdfolding’ project.

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the swiss artist has suspended large origami birds that have wingspans that range in size from 2-4 meters

 

sipho mabona origami birds tropemuseum designboom
view of ‘giga origami’ from the ground

 

sipho mabona origami birds tropemuseum designboom
aerial view of the dramatic installation that takes over the tropenmuseum’s great hall

 

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the flock of paper birds illuminated

 

sipho mabona origami birds tropemuseum designboom
installation in progress