Picking up on Wednesday’s theme of awesome and inventive new street art is Mademoiselle Maurice. The French artist creates work that’s bursting with color and life all over the streets of Paris. Unlike a lot of other street artists, however, Mademoiselle Maurice doesn’t work with paint. She hasn’t touched a spray paint can, but her notoriety is spreading like some of the greats. Instead, Mademoiselle Maurice creates beautiful shapes and patterns for the public using just origami paper.
Origami itself takes time and patience. Each piece of origami is a little piece of art. It takes a lot of work to get a few different shapes right. Anyone that’s tried origami should know--those intricate folding patterns are no joke. Mademoiselle Maurice doesn’t just create a few small pieces of origami but hundreds, sometimes even thousands, and brings them all together into a bigger piece of art. Her work is delicate and intricate and brings something new to the table for street art lovers and creators. Street art is stereotyped as harsh, angry, and masculine and oftentimes valued because it meets those standards. Mademoiselle Maurice “defaces” property with work that is distinctly intricate and feminine. There’s no avoiding it, her work is gorgeous.
Mademoiselle Maurice takes over pieces of city with grace and ease. Her work swarms over concrete and fences like thousands of butterflies. She doesn’t just do this with origami. Yarn, lace, colorful tape and more have been spotted all around Paris thanks to the lovely Mademoiselle. In fact, one fan favorite is a lovely script yarn embroidery covering a pre-graffiti tagged wall that simply says “Fuck”. Mademoiselle Maurice is truly a Jack of all trades. She’s a photographer, painter, master of origami, knitting, crotcheting, and so much more.
Check out some of her fantastic work on her official website here