This most amazing time-lapse video shows the complete process of how this student creates a five-foot-nine-tall origami statue from just one piece of paper.

The student named Chris Conrad spent around 65 hours designing and then folding the ‘Dragon Tamer’ figure out of a 19-foot square piece of paper.

Surprisingly the 22-year-old works as a researcher for a political constant, but follows his passion; working on his origami projects for 20 hours a week on average.

When asked about the project the origami expert from Ney York said, “Just making the 19-foot square to start with was exhausting! That was six hours for me.”

“Every part of the project took longer and was more physically taxing than I anticipated. That said, I think the most challenging part was right at the end because the model was so heavy, I had to stand it up using a lamp.”

Chris gained the skills he needed to create the piece over the last few years.

“I’ve been doing origami since I was in middle school – so around 12 years, which may seem like a while, but I only started folding super-complex origami in May 2020, and only started designing my own models in December 2020.”

“I’m hoping to spend a lot more time in the remainder of 2022 refining my skills as a designer and start submitting work to galleries in the next year.”

He’s happy in his current job but would like to really refine his skills and hopefully make his passion for origami a full-time job.

“I think there’s something intensely satisfying about how tactile origami is—everything is done with your hands…you have a physical finished product to point to and think to yourself ‘I made that.’”

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