Earlier this week, Tuesday morning, a typographic installation composed of hundreds of origami folded pieces of paper was found outside the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. At first, museum staff thought it was the work of Parisian origami artist Mademoiselle Maurice but the art cooperative TheUpsideUp claimed ownership over Twitter. TheUpsideUp describes itself as a purveyor of “mindful street art.”
The three-dimensional installation outlines the word “Fly” with hundreds of origami butterflies that change from white to a rainbow of colors.
The museum director Jay Xu said, “It’s a great thing that our museum is in such a dynamic neighborhood that artists choose to use our wall as a canvas. We will keep it there as long as it lasts.” The origami street art piece is on the back wall of the museum near Hyde Street.
See the work of Parisian origami artist Mademoiselle Maurice here.