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Genius Examples of Origami Artwork by Sipho Mabona

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Origami (ori meaning “folding” and kami meaning “paper”)  is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. The number of basic origami folds is small, but they can be combined in a variety of ways to make intricate designs. Here i have gathered a great collection of Origami art by Sipho Mabona.

FLYING LOCUST

photography: Christoffer Joergensen

see the crease-pattern here:

www.mabonaorigami.com/blog/2009/10/07/locust-cp/

POLAR BEAR WITH CLAWS

photography by CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN

the CP is here;

www.mabonaorigami.com/blog/2010/02/06/clawed-bear-cp/

BIG WHITE PRAYING MANTIS

photography by CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN
you can view the CP here:
www.mabonaorigami.com/blog/2009/10/13/big-white-praying-m…

MAKING OF AN ORIGAMI KOI

Roberto Conciatori took pictures of my current exhibition vielFALT
artundfoto.zenfolio.com/p77626169/h17b04cbb#h17b04cbb

PEACEFUL KOI

Roberto Conciatori took pictures of my current exhibition vielFALT
artundfoto.zenfolio.com/p77626169/h17b04cbb#h17b04cbb

SHOES FROM ALMOST NOTHING

Photography: CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN
70 x 70 x 40 cm

BULL

115x115cm, 300 gsm aquarell paper
photo by CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN

PRAYING FEMALE MANTIS

wet folded form one uncut square of SHIKIBU KIZUKISHI KOZO (handmade) colored with calligraphic ink

NATIVITY OF JESUS

Wet folded from 200g Fabriano watercolorpaper 100% cotton.

UPUPA EPOPS

from one uncut square of Kozo paper (60x60cm)mostly box-pleated with 22, 532 by 32 grid, wingstructure 64 grid

CONCEPTUAL ART

KOI POND

the Koi colored was said to be the most beautiful. so i just couldn’t resist using chigiri-e for coloring the Koi.
learn how to fold them here:
www.flickr.com/photos/sipmab/2453283799/

DINNER TABLE

KOI POND

each fish is folded from a 15cm square of handmade pater.
learn how it’s done here by help of a video:
www.flickr.com/photos/sipmab/2453283799/

OCTOPUS

FAUNO CLOSEUP

Folded from one uncut square (62x62cm) of Kozo

CRAYFISH

Folded from one uncut 72 cm square of hand made chinese paper coloured with ink.

HOUSE

MICROSCOPE

take a closer look!

Phalacrognathus Muelleri

Wet folded form one uncut square of origamido paper then colored with green and golden ink mixture.

DUNG BEETLE

Beetle Folded form an uncut square of origamido Paper
Dung crumbled form a square of canson

SPARROW

This model actually has no base. I simply put in some curved models that aperated the body parts and gave it some volume.

KOI

this rendition is folded from a 185 gsm, 100 % cotton aquarell paper
nowadays i prefer arches over fabriano. it smells terrible when you dampen it but it has more seizing to it which keeps the surfaces smooter!
learn how it’s done here with a help of a video:

www.flickr.com/photos/sipmab/2453283799/

BABY FUGU (inflatable action model)

Puffer Fish

Folded form one uncut square of 40cm origamido paper

See it in action here :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO6eTdQi4R8

CICADA

this model was folded from one uncut square of origmido

EPSON B-500DN

from one uncut square.I folded 30 of these.


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13 Comments to Genius Examples of Origami Artwork by Sipho Mabona

  1. Origami

    here is said that origami is folding from flat sheet of material.But it doesn´t say that this flat material must be
    square too!

  2. Aisha

    Great roundup. I get very inspired by those creative designs. They are really good

  3. sarfraz raza

    One great post and good to hear experiences from different designers of various styles and backgrounds

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