Rainbows Colorful Paper Origami Street Art
Mademoiselle Maurice has a degree in Architecture and is based in Paris, where she develops and creates colourful works with origami, lace or embroidery, or other mixed media. Her installations comprise thousands of hand-folded origami and her works of art can be found in various urban spaces in San Francisco, France, Italy, Vietnam, Hong Kong and more.
“I chose paper as a medium because I wanted to work with a material which is simple, modest but noble. In addition, the paper is recyclable, can be save and is inexpensive. In addition, the art of paper folding (ORI-KAMI) turns the paper in something poetically complex. I liked it a lot. Overmore, it was using an ancestral knowledge, and thus highlight the DO IT YOURSELF. Manual work is so rewarding; although we tend to forget it in the 21 century, when everything is technology and consumption. Working with paper, folding, it’s like a homecoming, and folding processes has something meditative. I chose the art of origami as a tribute to Japan, and to resume the legend of the 1,000 cranes, the story of Sadako and her pacifist scope and this was the basis for my answer “No to nuclear». I was in Japan in 2011 during the earthquake, the tsunami and the uncontrolled chain reaction of the Fukushima nuclear plant, so obviously it leaves traces.”
“I grew up in the highlands but I’ve also lived in Japan. So, when I try to connect the words “city” and “spring”, it’s another image that enters my mind: that of city parks where everybody meets everybody else during hanami, the cherry blossom festival, which takes place in March. Back there there’s a special complementarity with nature at the heart of the city because people take time to view even the simplest and most modest flower. In principle, the city doesn’t conjure up a very colourful image and yet it’s the ideal place for shared action, for dialogue, visual and otherwise, and for a certain fluidity which is like an essential breath of life.”
“It all comes from the paper, a simple material, accessible to everyone and at the same time a lot less vulnerable than it seems. I make accretions, I mean, pieces that I multiply and work on, by accumulating and dispersing them: there are quite dense central elements and peripheral elements which I scatter like a flock of birds. Blossoming for me is colour, or rather, the power of colours, capable of triggering positive emotions. And my foldings are always a representation of the fauna and flora. For the work I made for Issey Miyake, the challenge was to create with my installations a shadingoff of various delicate colours, from the warmest to the coolest, from the pink of flowers to the green of foliage, without forgetting various shades of white, beige, grey and dark grey.” – Mademoiselle Maurice
Born and raised in the high mountains of Savoy, Mademoiselle Maurice is a French artist of 29 years. Following study Architecture in Lyon, worked in Geneva and Marseille she has settled before going live a year in Japan.
Via origami, or lace or embroidery, or other mixed media, she gave birth to works in tune with their daily lives. These fetishes medium are paper and thread, she loves to shape these natural materials in a complex manner. Rising from the Paris grey, so was born a nebulous breaking works with urban monotony. Real punctuation of the city as his life’s work of this young artist imaginative displays radically outside the walls of his workspace. These openly positive creations, ultra colorful and immediate demands, emanates a carousel of emotion or everyone is echoed his own sensibility.
Light in appearance, the work of Mademoiselle Maurice propose and raises many questions about human nature and the interactions that sustain people and the environment. Breath of fresh air but true evolutionary thinking, artistic approach Mademoiselle Maurice opens, paving colors duality as attractive as a repulsive reality, wide spaces of abstractions in the city.
Name: Rainbows Colorful Paper Origami Street Art
Type: PaperArt, Street Art
Materials: Colorful Paper
Theme Colour: vivid colours
Technique: origami, or lace or embroidery, or other mixed media
Process: comprise thousands of hand-folded origami