Tiny Floating Origami That Moves

Looking like tiny floating snowflakes, French artist Etienne Cliquet’s new work Flottille is a beautiful thing to behold. Using tissue thin pieces of paper, Cliquet cuts patterns into pieces only 2 or 3 centimeters across. He then carefully folds his creations and places then in a shallow dish of water. Technically the pieces react to the capillary action of the water, drawing the folded pieces down… but to the eyes, it’s pure magic.

This video is silent: we highly recommend playing the music below and starting the video immediately afterward. Beautiful and the timing is perfect!

The Magician And The Snowflake by J. Ilski


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