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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tyvek Origami Cranes Take Flight at Phipps Fall Flower Show in Pittsburgh

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joined forces with the Origami Club of Pittsburgh to create an elaborate display of oversized origami peace cranes for the Conservatory's Fall Flower Show. As the first display encountered by arriving visitors, the Tyvek origami cranes provide an immediate burst of color and whimsy that sets the pace for the rest of this fantastic exhibit.

Durable Tyvek Hard Structure / Tyvek Paper proved to be the perfect material to construct the cranes using origami folding techniques and keep the birds looking beautiful throughout the show.

Phipps' Fall Flower Show brought a new perspective to the season's famed chrysanthemums, showcasing the unique ways the blooms are traditionally grown in Japan and their importance in Japanese culture.

In the historic Palm Court, constructed in 1893 as one of Phipps Conservatory's original glasshouse rooms, the massive Tyvek cranes hover over beds of red and orange mums and metal ornate lanterns with flickering candles.

Material Concepts supplies many varieties of Tyvek material to artists for a variety of art projects, including installation art. Just contact Material Concepts for more information via phone: 215-338-6515 or 1-800-372-3366 to buy Tyvek.

Photo credit for images © Paul G. Wiegman, used with permission. Many thanks to Phipps Conservatory for providing this information for use here.

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