Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi

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From the series “Lost & Found”

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From the series “Lost & Found” | detail

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“Against the Wind”

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“Against the Wind” | detail

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“Against the Wind” | detail

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“Derweze”

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“Derweze” | detail

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“Derweze” | detail

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“Rabie” | Spring, breeze in Arabic

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“Rabie” | detail

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“Rabie” | detail

The Sydney, Australia-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi creates intricate, colorful sculptures that appear to resemble woven textiles. However, upon closer observation, her work—inspired by patterns and motifs in Islamic art—are made entirely from curled paper. The process, long and intricate, can cost the artist months on a single artwork. And not just any old paper will do. For example, “Against the Wind” is made from hand-cut strips of paper from old music books, which are then individually hand rolled and assembled. Although complicated, Aylawadi’s reasons for making art are simple: “What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it,” she says. “They stop for a moment to have a closer look and the moment turns into long minutes of being fascinated by the beauty a simple medium like paper can add to the work infront of their eyes.” (via Lustik)

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