You’ll have to excuse my image overload in today’s blogpost. Choosing only a few of Gunjan Aylawadi’s unique pieces was an impossible job. I got lost in every single image that crossed my eye, trying to wrap my thought around the fact that it’s all… paper! Cut, curled and turned into the most amazing creations that are inspired by patterns and motifs in Islamic art. Gorgeous!
Gunjan Aylawadi is a self-taugh visual artist who was born in New Delhi, India and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Her sculptures involve a process which can take up to months; after drawing designs by hand, Gunjan carefully applies layers of curled paper, resulting in unique, tapestry-like designs that have been installed at prestigious art events since 2013.
“What I enjoy most about making my work is the experience people have when they look at it. 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.”