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I Light Marina Bay, Digital Origami Tigers : general view



This 2010 photograph shows a lighting sculpture titled "Digital Origami Tigers" by Chris Bosse (Germany). The crouching digital tigers combine ancient lantern making methods with cutting edge digital design and fabrication technology, bringing east and west together through tradition and innovation. The tigers are inspired by "zhezhi", a Chinese term for paper folding, more popularly known by its Japanese name "origami". In producing this artwork, traditional Chinese lantern makers in Sichuan province, where lantern making has been taking place for over 800 years, and local artisans were consulted. The Digital Origami Tigers are currently travelling the world as part of the World Wildlife Fund's Year of the Tiger campaign. Title devised by Library staff.

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From the Little Red Dot Collection. All rights reserved. National Library Board, 2010

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