Mademoiselle Maurice, Vos Rues Roches Origami!

Image of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

Image of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice
Images of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice
(Images © Mademoiselle Maurice)

Disclaimer: The title of this post should read ‘Mademoiselle Maurice, Your Street Origami Rocks!’, in French. If it doesn’t, or if there are grammatical errors you cannot live with, please take it up with Google translate.

For me, there is something captivating about the fragility of any kind of art created out of ephemeral mediums like ice, sand, moss, chalk or – in the case of Mademoiselle Maurice – origami paper. That the artist knows their work is a temporary part of the environment seems to make it particularly special.

Through her work, Mademoiselle Maurice seeks to turn the outside world into an open air museum, one where her works are created in a way that communicates positive emotion in a purely subjective manner. She wants to brighten our lives, and I reckon’ she achieves that!

What do you think?

Image of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle MauriceImage of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle MauriceImage of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle MauriceImage of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle MauriceImage of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

Image of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice
Images of Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice
(Images © Mademoiselle Maurice)

Mademoiselle Maurice works with different mediums – things such as origami, lace, photography, or painting and embroidery. For me, her works are a little naïve yet at the same time joyful. The images of her rainbow origami make me smile.

If you would like to see a more comprehensive gallery of Mademoiselle Maurice’s work, you can access her website here.

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Comments (24)

I will have to bookmark this for next school year. My students are fascinated with origami, and I think they will really enjoy this original way to display it!

Its amazing what you can do with some coloured paper and your imagination, isn’t it? Nice to think an artist in Paris (she’s 28) was blogged about in Sydney, and then went on to inspire kids in Texas.

Hi,
Very different, I love all the colours, it does brighten up the old walls, looks great. 🙂

They make me smile, Mags 🙂

Wow! Amazing colours. Beloved loves bright colours. She has been to Paris a few times, if she ever goes there again she’ll look out for origami art 🙂

I think she should definitely go again, Zacster

One of my favourite posts so far, truly brilliant work.

Wanna’ go to Paris, LM?

I always want to go to Paris but I’m a little busy at the moment. What I love most about this work is that it is so humble. An artist who is just making a beautiful statement from such a simple medium all the while knowing that it will be gone the first time it rains.

Really cool and creative. What I love so much about street artists is that they know the work is temporary, yet they still take the time and create it. It’s really inspiring and to me, is emblematic of dedication, passion, and joy for what they love to do. Great posts Syders! PS I love the word ephemeral but I never use it. Yet it is so on the money re: Williamsburg’s street art!

Totally agree with you Marina regarding the transient nature of street art. She certainly struck a chord with LM, too.

For me it is anti-graffiti. Graffiti is ugly and egotistical and strangely cowardly as well (look at the ugliness I created but I will use a tag rather than reveal who I really am). This work is beautiful and humble and giving. It is inspiring.

Graffiti isn’t just tagging :-). I have seen some truly impressive graffiti work in New York. Look up 5pointz in Queens, NY. I am not a fan of tagging but again, it comes with the territory. Such is the nature of street art. There is beauty in graffiti….

I am a huge fan of street art too. My first memory of it was a document about Keith Haring and I was so bowled over that someone would just go about create such whimsical interesting images for their own sake. True art, to express yourself with no thought of reward. Banksy is probably our age’s equivalent of Johnathon Swift. There is a line between scribbling on public walls with spray cans and street art, sometimes it might be blurred but the disdain I was expressing was for the scribblers.

Truly lovely and colourful work – brightens up any dull, grey street (although Paris is far from dull). I love that you are showcasing such a variety of creative souls around the world that I would otherwise not know about!

Hey C – Happy you enjoyed this work. I just love it. How’s the crochet going? 🙂

Absolutely love the pops of color! Favorite pic- the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. Stunning! Thanks for brightening my day!

My pleasure, Kristin! Have a great weekend. 🙂

How cool are they! I hope they are waterproof! Would be such a shame for them to be ruined by the rain, again another great find TSL 🙂

I’m pretty sure the origami isn’t waterproof, BCD. The fragile nature of the art is part of what makes it so special, I think.

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Such a colourful and whimsical contrast with the cityscape of Paris, street art like that makes a great subject for photography and creates a unique experience. Love it and love that you discovered and shared 🙂

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