Mademoiselle Maurice, a 28-year-old Paris-based artist, has devoted her life to the world of street art.
Her thought-provoking origami installations cover city facades, throughout what she likes to call “an open air museum,” vividly highlighting the interactions between humans and their surrounding environment.
Both stunning and inspiring, Maurice’s recent work, which is set in the city of Angers, France, and is part of the Angers’ Annual ARTAQ festival, was created out of more than 30,000 paper folds in a spectrum of colors.
In order to prepare thousands of these colorful works of art, the artist organized weekly workshops for the local community, seeking to “deepen the link between individuals who form that human network which we belong and we frequent every day.”
Not only did getting help from the community to assist in creating thousands of paper folds, it also allowed and encouraged participants to be a part of something bigger, to contribute to the installations, which are usually arranged in different, geometric shapes.
This ongoing project began as a homage to the symbolic paper crane, which is known as an emblem of peace in Japan.