Paris’ Largest Urban Mural Is Made From 15,000 Origami Birds
The mural covers 140 meters and required at least 150 hours of paper folding
In conjunction with Mathgoth Gallery, French artist Mademoiselle Maurice has created the largest mural in Paris using 15,000 colorful origami birds. The huge mural, called Lunar Cycles, covers the entire span of a 140-meters-long, 15-meters-high building in the 13th arrondissement.
The building is set to be demolished and rebuilt, and the fragile paper birds to represent the loss and change. The artist applied 500 liters of black paint to the building facade to create a backdrop for the colorful origami, which took over 150 hours to fold. In addition to the original birds, Mademoiselle Maurice also created a number of ‘Maurigamis,’ painted birds that could not be destroyed by harsh weather.