A fantastic life-size origami dragon tamer folded from a single sheet of paper


Origami artist Chris Conrad has created an absolutely fantastical life-size sculpture of a mythical dragon tamer (inspired by those in Skyrim and Ring of Elden) from a single sheet of Thai unryu (mulberry) paper created from smaller sheets. Conrad said this project presented unique challenges due to the size and weight of the paper, which had to be supported for an upright position.

A life-size 1:1 scale human model. …This project was incredibly difficult from start to finish. …Folding the model presented its own challenges. Each step of the process took much longer than normal due to the immense size of the paper. Shaping was hellish, I used aluminum foil and wire extensively to provide structural stability and avoid having to glue each layer. The model is supported by a lamp.

Conrad applied for and received funding to create this incredible origami model. It is part of Conrad’s “Paper Meditations” exhibit at Haverford College VCAM in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

It took over a month to fold, plus a ton of time spent designing the model. It was exhibited as part of my “Paper Meditations” exhibit at Haverford College. Special thanks to Ilana Panth for helping me square and fold parts, and the Haverford College Student Art Fund for sponsoring this project.

via The Awesomer


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