The Guinness World Record Attempt towards the World’s Largest Display of Origami Flowers is a project that is led by the University of Toronto Origami Club – UTFOLD (Fly with Origami, Learn to Dream). The project was initiated on April 28th, 2014 when the Guinness World Records accepted the record attempt application from UTFOLD. The 2 main objectives behind the project are:
- To raise awareness & create dialogue for cancer and cancer research through artistic expression
- To promote more public visibility for the art of origami within U of T and the greater community
The project is revolved around creating a large origami mosaic of the 6 pedaled daffodil flower which represents cancer survivors and its awareness. The final 32 feet x 32 feet daffodil flower mosaic exhibit will consists of 51,080 hollow-petaled origami flowers designed by origami artist Leyla Torres, arranged on 1024 tiles (each 12″ x 12″ in size) to create the logo of the Canadian Cancer Society. All donations as a result of this record project will go towards the Canadian Cancer Society and covering the cost of the exhibition.
Exhibition of the art installation and affiliated programming will take place on the first floor Lobby of the Medical Science Building at the University of Toronto St. George campus on Friday, March 6, 2015.
How You Can Help Us
If you are a local community member of Toronto, you can join us as a member and help us fold to our goal. More information can be found here.
If you are not a local community member, you can join us in spirit, spreading the word around by mouth or through social media. As well, you can make monetary donations to help us cover our costs and raise enough funds to support the Canadian Cancer Society.
If you wish to make a donation as an individual or company, please visit the Donate page.