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Madamoiselle Maurice’s Unique Urban Origami Brightens Up The Streets Of Vietnam and Hong Kong

Posted By Lori Zimmer On July 30, 2012 @ 10:05 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment

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Prior to taking off for Asia, Mademoiselle Maurice cut and folded hundreds of origami shapes [2] in her Paris studio. The tiny delicate paper components [3] were carefully folded into origami stars, roses, birds, pinwheels are other geometric shapes, before being packed up and taken to the streets of their new home.

For her the installations in Vietnam, the artist wanted commemorate the nation’s flag with a star. One installation was set on a chartreuse-painted building, with hundreds of tiny pieces radiating from an outlined star. Each of the folded paper sculptures [4] represent the Vietnamese people, from students to farmers to intellectuals, who have historically fought for their independence.

Other works in the past have simply spelled out the word “NO,” in protest. While many rely on symbols to communicate a message, such as the LGBT triangle, with folded bits joining together to form the shapes.

Like the traditional crane shape of origami [5], Mademoiselle Maurice’s pieces represent peace. Each of the wall installations are bold and alluring, yet entirely ephemeral. They could easily be removed by people, animals, rain, or wind, yet together their power is enough to incite interest and inspiration.

+ Mademoiselle Maurice [6]

Via This is Colossal [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/madamoiselle-maurices-unique-urban-origami-brightens-up-the-streets-of-vietnam-and-hong-kong/mademoiselle-maurice4/

[2] origami shapes: http://inhabitat.com/6-surprising-and-delightful-origami-creations/

[3] paper components: http://inhabitat.com/colombian-designer-diana-beltran-herrera-creates-delicate-birds-from-colorful-paper/

[4] folded paper sculptures: http://inhabitat.com/danish-studio-hvass-hannibal-creates-beautiful-woodland-origami-pendants/

[5] traditional crane shape of origami: http://inhabitat.com/si-studio-unveils-gorgeous-origami-animal-lamps-at-milan-design-week/

[6] + Mademoiselle Maurice: http://www.mademoisellemaurice.com

[7] This is Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/07/urban-origami-installations-on-the-streets-of-hong-kong-and-vietnam-by-mademoiselle-maurice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+colossal+(Colossal)&utm_content=Google+Reader

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