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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper
Posted By Helen Morgan On December 21, 2012 @ 5:31 pm In Art | No Comments
Artist Kristi Malakoff  is the creator of this brilliant paper installation  depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole . Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the sculpture gives the appearance of silhouettes on a sunny day. It captures a frozen moment in which joyful children take part in a historical May Day tradition, typical in Europe.
Rather ironically, the scene is usually a celebration of color and movement. But none of that takes place here. Instead the Canadian artist challenges the “entrenched symbolism” through her hand-craft, which is intricately detailed on a massive scale. Take a look at her website for a peek at more of her work.
Images courtesy of Kristi Malakoff
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