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A Rainbow of Origami Street-Art

Friday 05.25.2012 , Posted by
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Like rainbows of flowers popping from the walls of the city, Parisian artist Mademoiselle Maurice’s artwork adds color and vibrance to otherwise stark places… and in this case, she does it with folded paper. Unlike any graffiti/street art we’ve seen before, this artist uses hundreds of hand folded origami shapes in various colors to create her staccato of hues across cement and wood walls around the city of Paris. Though her work may at first appear simple and even naive, they soon reveal themselves as beautiful catalysts for our deeper connection to the city surrounding them.

Through her work Mademoiselle Maurice seeks to turn the outside word and its streets into an open air museum, one where works are created in a way that communicates positive emotion in a purely subjective manner. In this way her work becomes that which can reflect our most positive and happy parts, bringing out the best in us and, in both physical and emotional ways, brighten our lives.

Above you will find a video of the installation pictured below. For more of her work, which includes more colorful origami and paper-made lace, see mademoisellemaurice.com.

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