Maris Art Project
Opening Ceremony Exposition :The 37th Maris National Flag Project at AAA Paris
Friday, 19th april 2019
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Hall of AAA Paris
21, rue d’antin, 75002 Paris
©Liku Maria Takahashi
AAA Paris organizes the exhibition in collaboration with Maris Art Project for its 37th “National Flag Project Maris” from 22/04/2019 to 25/04/2019, 11:00 – 18:00 in the hall of AAA Paris. We will prepare a preview on Friday 19/04/2019 at 18:30 – 20:30 to inaugurate the “European Tour 2019” do not start with our premises.
Mrs. Liku Maris TAKAHASHI presents you the method of Maris of which she is the inventor. Thanks to this method, Ms. TAKAHASI made art accessible to blind people, allowing them to appreciate the differences between all flags.
Maris National Flag Projec
This project, part of the larger Maris Art Project, hosts workshops for
collaborative creation of Maris paintings of all the world’s national flags.
Participants paint the flag of a country other than their own. Each grain of sand
represents one person in that country. As participants place a grain on the
canvas, they wish for the happiness of that person. By engaging people in a
hands-on activity that encourages them to hope for the happiness of others, this
project seeks to foster international mindedness and compassion.
What is Maris?
Maris is a form of sand painting. It is the world’s first painting method
designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of visual ability. The sand’s
textures and scents enable blind people to “see” the colors and shapes
The brightness of colors is defined by sand grain size, all mapped out in the
Maris World Standard Table.
(Invented by contemporary artist Liku Maria Takahashi in 2009, patented in
The coarser the grain is, the darker the tone represented. Each color
used—red, yellow, or whatever—is expressed by a specific scent.
Official site :
Mme Liku Maria TAKAHASHI
Maris Art Project