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Colorful Complexity of Coral Reefs Recreated in Paper by Mlle Hipolyte

pink paper cones, coral

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.

Paper coral detail by mlle Hipolyte

pink paper cones

Paper coral detail by mlle Hipolyte

blue paper

closeup of paper coral

Paper coral detail by mlle Hipolyte

Paper coral detail by mlle Hipolyte

Paper coral by mlle Hipolyte

coralium, full paper art

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