French Artist Hangs 140 Thousand Papers To Create Colorful Tunnels

Emmanuelle Moureaux is a France-born, Tokyo-based architect. She’s also the creator of a very fun and colorful project where she hung 140 thousand pieces of paper to create rainbow passageways in celebration of a Japanese soft drink company’s one-hundredth anniversary.

Titled Universe of Words, the installation is made in the form of letters from the Japanese writing system called hiragana, which has 46 basic characters.

“The universe created by these floating hiraganas evokes an emotion through its stillness and its endlessness,” the artist shared on Colossal. This isn’t her first and only project colorful project; she has been doing it for years now. See more examples below.

The 48-year-old Moureaux is also the founder of her company called Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design which opened its doors in 2003.

If you are interested to see the architect’s masterpieces, have a look onto her Instagram account or check out her personal website.