Swiss origami artist Sipho Mabona recently turned to sugar as a medium to create a stunning installation that resembles stained glass panes. To do so he combined melted sugar with watercolors and poured the hot mixture into origami designs he made out of wood.
The sugared stained glass panes feature bold colors and patterns and look like something you'd spot at a cathedral. Mabona's artwork is part of a series titled In Search Of..., which was recently exhibited as a hanging maze at the GUILD Design Fair in Cape Town.
Mabona pointed out that working with sugar had its fair share of challenges, one of which was that he needed to be careful not to overheat the mixture. "Otherwise it would have caramelized and turned brown," he said.
One of the coolest aspects of the project is that the sugar changed as time went by. "The windows went from translucent to foggy as the show progressed. Due to the climate, they even started falling apart, " the artist told My Modern Met.
Here's a look at some of his beautiful stained glass panes but you'll find more of his artwork over on his website. ALSO: Don't miss these other awe-inspiring pieces of sugar glass art.