Origami Street Artist Mademoiselle Maurice
French Artist Mademoiselle Maurice produced a public art piece as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France. The colorful installations were made of 30,000 origami pieces with the help of local school kids, adults or ‘leisure centers’ residents. All the folded components were prepared a couple of months before the festival during the weekly workshops organized by Mademoiselle Maurice seeking to “deepen the link between individuals who form that human network [to] which we belong and [that] we frequent every day.”
The Saint-Maurice cathedral was adorned with two installations—a geometric pattern on the front gate and a rainbow of origami on the front steps. A third installation, a massive origami mural, was placed on the banks of the Maine river.
Mademoiselle Maurice, 29, was born and raised in the high mountains of Savoy. Following the study Architecture in Lyon, Maurice settled in Japan, for a year long stint.
Inspired by the tragic events of March 11, 2011 (earthquakes, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosion of Fukushima) while living in Tokyo, Maurice decided to start composing urban works in connection and direct correlation with these evets- taking on the legend of Sadako Sasaki’s and her 1000 origami cranes, a little girl who lived the tragedy of Hiroshima.
Now based in Paris, Mademoiselle Maurice develops and creates compositions of countless colorful works from origami, lace, embroidery, or other mixed media.
These ultra colorful creations are immediate in demand and penetrate the viewer’s emotion through resonating visual dialogue- Although light in appearance, the work of Mademoiselle Maurice propose and raises many questions about human nature and the interactions that sustain people and their environment.
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They call him the Winter Soldier. He reminds me more of fire, though.
Paper sculptures by Li Hongbo.
this still makes me so uncomfortable and yet I want one right now :D
Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez
EXCUSE YOU WHAT
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before i read the thing i was going to reblog these because i thought the water looked so pretty
then i read the thing.
now i don’t know what to do with my life at all.
Wooden. Rugs. Rolls those two words around in your mind hole for a minute or two. German artist Elisa Strozyk has created three variations of these delightful coverings. Strozyk dyes and connects row upon row of triangular pieces as she pulls together the end result of a colored wooden rug, which is so flexible that you can literally crumple it up and toss it into a corner. (via Design Milk)