Paper masks by Mlle Hipolyte
French artist Mlle Hipolyte’s colorful paper masks feature intricate, origami-like designs to form whimsical animal faces that people can really wear. Feathery paper triangles stacked in layers create a rich texture that resembles fur. The artist skillfully chooses and arranges slips of complementary shades of paper to create a sense of depth. The masks include some of the most adorable and beloved creatures in the animal kingdom, such as raccoons, foxes and tigers. They can offer an imaginative outlet for a child’s playtime, and they’re good for grown-ups, too: Imagine the possibilities for costume parties and whimsical home decorations.
Although primarily an illustrator, Hipolyte branches out into three-dimensional art through his paper creations He’s also known for adorable paper-animal wall hangings and magnificent free-standing animal sculptures made entirely out of paper.