Artist and master carpenter Ian Montgomery tried his hand at paper arts back in 2007 by collaboratively making this life-size bear. As you can see in the video, it is constructed from several pieces of brown craft paper, taped together to make a single giant square piece of paper with which to fold. He writes,
Troy Hurtubise, in his film Project Grizzly, constructed a “grizzly-proof” suit of armor in which to battle his fear of bears. In response I embraced a project that would confront my own deepest fear: failure. My goal was to create a life-size grizzly bear using origami techniques, something I did not excel at even on a small scale. I also had to accept the fact that I would not be able to complete this project on my own. The shear size of the paper required was too cumbersome to manage and I would have to rely on others to help me (another fear). Armed with scale models and a security camera to document whatever the outcome, four of us began constructing the giant piece of paper needed. From there we folded our way through the dozens of steps and after 6+ hours on our knees the bear emerged. I set out to fail and failed to fail whereby truly failing and thus count this project a success.
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