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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

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Artist Kristi Malakoff [1] is the creator of this brilliant paper installation [2] depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole [3]. 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.


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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.

+ Kristi Malakoff [1]

Images courtesy of Kristi Malakoff


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[1] Kristi Malakoff: http://www.kristimalakoff.com/

[2] paper installation: http://inhabitat.com/tag/paper-art/

[3] Maypole: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole

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