Menu

You could help this artist create a life-size origami elephant through crowdfunding

You could help this artist create a life-size origami elephant through crowdfunding

Let’s be honest, none of us knew you could be a professional origami artist. I mean, the concept of being a professional anything by simply adding the word “professional” before the activity or title is fairly obvious but I guess to qualify as a professional you’d either have to be an expert in that skill or job or spend the majority of your time doing it. Is that an accepted definition? Let’s pretend it is for now. Sipho Mabona is a professional origami artist. His occupation in life is using his skill of folding pieces of paper a number of times to eventually create a recognizable item. Maybe you’re not as excited by this as I am so I’ll reiterate: this is his full-time job!

When you hear of a professional artist, origami isn’t usually a medium you’d expect, and Mabono is aware of this, so he is planning an event like no other. With the help of three assistants and a willing museum, he plans to create a life-size elephant from a single sheet of paper over the course of several weeks. Not only that, but he plans on live streaming his work and creating a timelapse video of the whole thing. However, he can’t do it without help, so he’s started a campaign on indiegogo.com in order to raise the $24,000 he expects to need.

At the time of writing, his campaign has raised just over $4,000 with 27 days remaining but he’s offering some pretty awesome perks for contributions over $1, from videos on how to create origami of his own design, to actual creations from the man himself. You can watch the video below or check out his Indiegogo page here.

Kieran McNairn

Kieran is a freelance writer and psychology graduate from Scotland who wishes BoDog Fights still put on outdoor MMA events in Costa Rica.

Twitter: @TheKieran

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comments   

 
+1 # Garrbanzzo 2013-12-06 13:29
oh, the paper cuts
Reply
 
 
0 # Will-Kill 2013-12-18 20:16
What about bringing it to life?
Reply
 

Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Roy Nelson pulled off the Walk-Off KO of the Year at UFC Fight Night 39

Our buds at @CagePotatoMMA said it best, it looked like Big Nog was smeared in concrete as he walked around the Octagon in his bout against Roy Nelson at UFC...

04-11-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 30 Comments

Watch RZA's super unrealistic fight scene against Tony Jaa in The Protector 2

Do you think there will ever be a point in history in which film connoisseurs will unanimously agree that RZA is an action star? Has that quietly arrived and I...

04-10-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 6 Comments

Chuck Norris confirms that he would have been a beast in MMA

When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from Chuck Norris.Chuck Norris doesn't call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.Fear of spiders is arachnophobia, fear...

04-14-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 3 Comments

Blast to the Past: Remember when a 20-year-old Wanderlei Silva fought bareknuckle in Brazil? We do

Look at that mug, tangible evidence of your visceral fear that one day you will be on the opposite end of a cage with a Brazilian that is known world-wide...

04-14-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 5 Comments

Fedor Emelianenko says he quit MMA after 'feeling God's existence'

Here's proof that God doesn't like lipstick. If women apply lipstick to attract the opposite sex and it's effective, wouldn't females evolve to naturally have multi-colored lips? Think about it,...

04-14-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 4 Comments

Here it is, Bruce Lee with UFC gloves on

Bruce Lee had abs like Jesus Christ -- and that's one of the biggest compliments the late martial art legend will ever receive. Seriously though, Jesus was pretty jacked for...

04-07-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 7 Comments

Fire Pro Wrestling Creator Masato Masuda Passes Away at 48

Man, so we all know about some of the big visionaries in the world of gaming. The big names, the guys who have pushed out some of the best videogames...

04-04-2014 | Dave Walsh | 3 Comments

Dana White says Jon Jones is the greatest UFC light heavyweight, sorry Chuck Liddell

We should hold a candlelight vigilance to remember all of the brain cells you senselessly murdered this past weekend. Now some woodworker will spend the rest of his month making...

04-14-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 7 Comments

Let's take a look at your favorite MMA fighters as Star Wars action figures

Usually I stray away from any set or system that ends in a 13 because I'm a superstitious dork, but I'm making a rare exception in these mock-up action figures...

04-08-2014 | Zeus @MiddleEasy | 4 Comments

Middleeasy Boards

Log In or Sign Up

Registrations are OPEN this week.

Log in with Facebook

Forgot your password? / Forgot your username?