A fascinating quality of art is its ability to transform blips into coherence, utilizing distance as a tool. Up close, the magical realm shifts into pragmatic construction. Take a few steps back and the work blossoms into the big picture, with colors, shapes, and themes bouncing in radiant glory. Artist Gunjan Aylawadi is doing just that with curled paper.
Born in India and now based in Australia, Aylawadi constructs curled paper mosaics by wrapping cut paper strips around wire then assemble accordingly. The self-taught visual artist—and qualified computer science engineer and industrial designer—finds the process of building curled paper mosaics to be “slow, meditative work,” citing Japanese zen gardens as an influence in some cases.
See Aylawadi’s process and examples of her beautiful work below, and check out her Instagram for more stunning pieces.
Because so many of you have asked me to share my process videos…here it is! Finally! I cut my own paper strips n then curl them around a thin piece of wire. Slow meditative work! . . . . #processvideo #paper #weaving #wire #paperart #3d #tapestry #contemporaryart #mosaic #gunjanaylawadi #meditation #sydney #process #papercurling #paperartist