1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.

1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea
1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

“The unique installation was a wonderful tribute to the area’s history. Cottesloe was discovered by Dutch sea captain Willem de Vlamingh in 1697 and the exactly 1,697 waxed paper origami boats trailing down the terraces symbolized that historical moment.” — My Modern Metropolis

1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea
1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea
1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea

The Creating Artists: Marwa Fahmy, Stephen Genovese, Elizabeth Marpole and Kate Parker

via My Modern Metropolis

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