The art of origami is one that fascinates me. It all started after reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. I used to spend my time folding up paper because I gravitated to the creation of something from "nothing" and the pretty paper, of course. When I came across French artist, Mademoiselle Maurice's work I was instantly enamored because of this. I had no idea she created such creative and unique outdoor art. She devotes herself to street art as she equates it to an open air museum.
In her most recent urban creation for the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, there are 30,000 folded papers (or folds) for the colorful installation. She enlisted the help of hundreds of nearby citizens and school children to complete the piece at Montée St-Maurice by May 31. The result is really awe inducing. The colorful steps leading to the doorways capture your attention and makes you see everything in the environment in a different perspective.
Check out more of Mademoiselle Maurice's work here and even a cute (unrelated) "Smile" installation she did in March, 2013 that I couldn't resist posting below.