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New Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

As a part of the 2013 Artaq Festival, french artist Mademoiselle Maurice presented three new pieces of paper street art in the city of Angers, France.

The colorful installations were made of 30,000 pieces of origami 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.

Would you like to see these in your city?

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  • Kat Herine via Facebook

    No, not really, but I live in Seattle and they would be mushy litter within 24 hours here.

  • Tom Webb via Facebook

    No, not really.

  • Renee Daley via Facebook

    Freakin awesome!!!

  • Monica Pepine via Facebook

    Honestly… no. I don”t believe they embelish the city.

  • Sarah Hall via Facebook

    Not really, I’d rather have flowers or veggie plants, something a little more green and useful

  • Arlene O’Donnell via Facebook

    well I bloody love it :0)

  • Branka Kajis via Facebook

    Awesome! <3 origami! .. but, we'll never see something like this in my town. It wouldn't even survived here. :(

  • Fran Warner via Facebook

    Really pretty … but wouldn’t they fall off or look pretty bedraggled once people start walking on them?

  • Eithne Muffy O’Connor Warren via Facebook

    So colourful…

  • Cecilia Levacov Berlim via Facebook

    Carlo Giovani

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  • Anthony Trott via Facebook

    Moments later the artist was arrested on 1,000,000 counts of littering… ;-)

  • Carlo Giovani via Facebook

    Esse projeto é muito bacana!

  • Jasmine Ricard via Facebook


  • Ruth Truttmann via Facebook

    mega schön…

  • Pauline Mulberry via Facebook

    Love it

  • Edie Johnson via Facebook

    No hank you ….what a mess when the rain and wind come.

  • Anna Lasota via Facebook

    so beautifull…

  • Sheila Fowler via Facebook

    oooh yes !! so beautiful…but like the sand mandalas the next step would be a performance piece complete with fire permit and fire fighters to release it planned right BEFORE the next imminent thunderstorm ;)

  • Sheila Fowler via Facebook

    p.s. I realize all city responders emmitted a collective sigh of disgust from my comment …it’s only a creative mind thought !!!

  • Anonymous

    Beautifully creative. I love it.