Colorful Complexity of Coral Reefs Recreated in Paper by Mlle Hipolyte

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The colorful diversity of coral reefs lend themselves well to paper craft. Artist mlle Hipolyte has folded, rolled, and fringed the material into a variety of underwater-inspired forms for her work titled “Coralium.” Together, they comprise a two meter by one-meter piece; contained by a wooden frame, it’s as if we’re happening upon a living specimen. The astounding details are made even more impressive when you learn that Hipolyte crafted everything by hand; while not surprising, given her previous work, “Coralium” represents her most complex and mature effort to date.

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