Swiss origami artist Sipho Mabona believes that origami deserves its place alongside painting or photography as an independent and serious art form. That is why Sipho Mabona intends to produce more conceptual work and to take part in exhibitions. Through his work, he wants to make statements that mean something to people, to examine areas of conflict in everyday life, to stimulate thought and reflection, to encourage critical analysis. For him, folding paper is about more than simply reproducing objects; it is a beautiful metaphor for life itself: “When you come into the world, you are not a finished article. You have to find your own way, to develop and work on yourself”.