Laura Tarrish

Maissa Toulet, Assembling in Paris

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For someone whose own studio is over-run by her collections, I literally gasped with delight walking into the small but jam-packed atelier of Parisian artist Maissa Toulet.  Toulet’s workspace is teeming with shelves full of doll parts, miniatures, vintage wedding cake toppers, shells and seaweed found on weekend trips to the beach, pressed plants and petals, old botany books and women’s magazines. She transforms these objects into glass boxes, collages or “cabinets of curiosities”.

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