From architecture to rainbows
Mademoiselle Maurice was brought up on the French countryside. As a child, she played with what ever the nature had to offer, and she has always loved painting and drawing. Her parents wanted her to work with something “real”, so she decided on a career in architecture. However, after a couple of years in the business her heart was longing for something creative and she wanted to explore her artistic side. She tried out photography and painting but fell in love with origami.
– I love to work with my hands! And paper allows that, and it’s a cheap material to work with. When I first started out I didn’t have the resources to work with canvas or paint, but you can find cheap paper anywhere, says Mademoiselle Maurice.
All of Maurice’s work is based on the rainbow colors. Partly because she always has loved the colors, but also because they are political. For example, they are used by the LGBTQ movement and Green Peace. Mademoiselle Maurice normally uses them from the green to the blue.
– The rainbow colors are a symbol of peace, harmony, solidarity and equality. My art is a message of love to humans and the nature, we are all the same and we come from the same place. We need to take care of our planet, says Mademoiselle Maurice.
Mademoiselle Maurice calls her installations “open air museum”, since she wants them to be available for everyone to see. She has had exhibitions in cities like Paris, Berlin and London.