Biography: Mademoiselle Maurice is a French artist, born and raised in the Savoy mountains. She studied architecture in Lyon and worked in Geneva and Marseilles where she lived before moving to Japan. Following the tragic events of March, while she was living in Tokyo, she decided to start creating artistic and urban art related to these events. The works are based on the legend of 1000 cranes and the story of Sadako, a child who had experienced the tragedy of Hiroshima.
Today, Mademoiselle Maurice lives in Paris where she develops and creates, through origami, lace, tile, and mixed media, works full of colour and sensitivity.
Apparently light, Mademoiselle Maurice’s work proposes and raises a lot of questions about human nature and the interactions that support people and the environment.
Description: The work is entirely made with wall-bonded tiles, previously decorated with spray cans. The choice of colours and shapes is not casual, in fact the tiles represent San Potito’s water and fountains, while the green and yellow colours are like the mountains illuminated by the sun. The combination of blue, black and fuchsia recalls the figure of Nelson Mandela, to which the artist is inspired. The work was realised by Nino Martino with the help of all the guys of the town.