Artist Sails the River Thames in an Origami Paper Boat.
More than just a paper boat, this by artist Frank Bolter from Germany was made from giant sheets of paper and folded using origami techniques. Safely reinforced “with metal poles, the unusual sailing craft didn’t seem to sink, and its creator was so relaxed that he laid back and read a newspaper, while the public stared at him in awe.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.
In London artist Frank Bölter relied on a little help from his friends — and complete strangers — to make sure his latest artistic feat didn’t plunge into the murkey waters of the Thames. With a few hands from his crew and a few passersby Bölter floated down the famous river in a boat made of nothing but paper! Before his launch, he asked for the help of spectators to fold his white sheet into a proper floating vessel and then took a ride through the middle of London while reading a newspaper. The piece is entitled To The World’s End and was a part of the Drift10 bi-annual art exhibition.
Frank Bölter’s less than sturdy vessel was made entirely of paper and folded to resemble an origami hat — origami boats, origami solar panels, what will they think of next? He asked passersby to lend a hand in the making of the vessel once they arrived on the shore of the Thames as the piece of paper isn’t your average 8 1/2″ by 11″. The boat was inspected by a member of the water police in London before it set sail and was deemed to be — albeit not by a boating expert — safe for the voyage.
Video Instructions to fold a human size paper boat that realy Floats and Sails
Originally posted 2012-07-11 12:18:46.