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Monumental Paper Installations by Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen Bring Vibrant Flora Indoors — Colossal


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November 1, 2023

Kate Mothes

All images © Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, shared with permission

Enormous blooms crafted from thousands of sheets of creased, textured, and twisted paper explode in Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen’s vibrant installations. The Copenhagen-based artist (previously) draws inspiration from real blossoms like peonies or dahlias, adding fantastical, patterned embellishments to the pistils and stamens. The artist emphasizes larger-than-life sculptures, often creating painstakingly detailed displays that radiate from floor to ceiling.

If you’re in Copenhagen this winter, you can see Scott-Hansen’s Christmas installation at Illum department store. She is currently working with The Spaceless Gallery to make some of her pieces available for purchase and is collaborating with HAGD Contemporary to take the botanical theme a step further in a series of masks. You can explore more work on Instagram.


A large display of paper flower sculptures.

A draping paper botanical sculpture, photographed in a studio.  A large paper installation of flowers held by a figure to show its large scale.

Two images of large paper sculptures of flowers, held by a figure to show the large scale.

Detail of a huge colorful paper flower sculpture.

Two details of paper flower sculptures. The left image shows numerous flowers in different shapes and colors. The right image shws the center of a yellow flower.

The artist is shown holding a large paper sculpture of a flower with green and pink interior and petals of blue and white.

A detail of the center of a large paper sculpture of a flower in bright red and pink.

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