15,000 Origami Birds Artistically Invade Paris
Being able to make an origami bird was a huge achievements during childhood, well for those of you who could actually do it. The project involves diagonally folding a square paper in a number of ways to create a bird with flapping and colorful wings that would make the colors dance.
In bringing back these sweet childhood memories, street artist Mademoiselle Maurice embarked on an endeavor to conquer Paris with her 15,000 colorful origami birds.
Known as “Lunar Cycles,” Mademoiselle created what’s now the biggest urban artwork installation to ever be created in Paris. Covering an area of 2,000 square meters, the mural is 49 feet high, 459 feet long and gigantically covers the side of a building in the 13th arrondissement of Paris.
Mademoiselle used both touchable origami birds and painted ones to give the installation an element of perpetuity, even though it’s temporary in nature.
Done three weeks ago in collaboration with Mathgoth Gallery, this colossal mural is a cool explosion of color and art that’s not only unique in its expression, but also meditative in every possible sense.