French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has hit the streets again, brightening up select urban areas with her thought-provoking colorful creations. Most recently, she introduced the city of Angers, France to the art of folding, covering staircases, walkways, schools, leisure centers, the side of buildings, and even a prison, with her signature rainbows of colorful origami.
As part of her ongoing practice, which she says “seeks to deepen the link between individuals who form that human network [to] which we belong and [that] we frequent every day,” she participated in the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in France. Every Tuesday afternoon for several months, Mademoiselle Maurice held workshops around town and invited all residents, anyone ranging in age from young children to retired adults, to work together on the collaborative urban installations. In nearly 20 different locations, she and her team of volunteers and residents created more than 30,000 folds that decorated the city.