What can you create from a single sheet of paper? Well take a look at Juho KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤and you will find incredible possibilities. The Finnish artist creates detailed origami sculptures by meticulously folding and marking a single sheet of paper. After impressing social media with his samurai model, he created another amazing human character: a medieval knight wielding a sword and shield.
While it seems impossible that such an intricate work of art could be made without cutting the paper or using glue, it’s the truth. KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤ spends a lot of time planning the many folds needed to create one of his sculptures, spending days, months, even years finding the perfect folding pattern. Once he has a solid plan, however, he has to carry it out by carefully folding the paper, perhaps thousands of times. The medieval knight required 41 hours of work, which KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤ documents in a time lapse video.
Not only is the swordsman impressive from afar – in his proportions and pose – he’s also equally impressive up close. Konkkola was able to include tiny details along the knight’s striped armor and even add a pattern to the outside of the shield. The sword required an amazing 50 layers to make it as strong as it does. âBefore starting to design my own origami figurines, I drew inspiration from the works of other origami artists, such as Robert J. Lang and Kamiya Satoshi; but nowadays, history, mythologies, folk tales, fantasy and more inspire my pieces, âKÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤ tells My Modern Met. âI also have a decent collection of all kinds of figurines that I have designed and folded over the years, which I have used to develop new ideas and maybe find some old gold nuggets that I don’t. haven’t turned into finished works of art. “
You can keep up to date with KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤’s latest projects and exhibitions by following the artist on Instagram.
Artist Juho KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤ created an amazing origami knight from a single sheet of paper without ever cutting it or using glue.
Watch KÃ¶nkkÃ¶lÃ¤ build the knight in this time-lapse video:
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