New Rolled Paper Tapestry Sculptures by Gunjan Aylawadi

Twisting long strips of paper into thin string-like rolls, artist Gunjan Aylawadi (previously) begins a long process of weaving and layering to create designs inspired in part by the geometry, architecture and arabesque patterns found in her native India. Now based in Sydney, the computer science engineer turned self-taught artist has produced a new body of work titled Place for Prayer inspired by her own search for incorporating…

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Intricate Rolled Paper Tapestry Designs by Gunjan Aylawadi

Artist Gunjan Aylawadi works with tiny strips of cut paper rolled into strips and pasted into elaborate mosaic-like patterns in a process she refers to as “weaving with paper.” Unlike quilling where paper is rolled into small components and viewed sideways, Aylawadi’s technique relies on long curled strips that are woven and glued in place in a process a bit more akin to working with textiles. The work is slow and practically…

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Sculptures Made from Cut and Curled Paper by Gunjan Aylawadi

…“Derweze” “Derweze” | detail “Derweze” | detail “Rabie” | Spring, breeze in Arabic “Rabie” | detail “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….

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