Thinly Curled Papers Make Grand Tapestries

Gunjan Aylawadi meticulously rolls paper into excessively thin strips creating magnificent tapestries resembling woven quilts. The self-taught artist hand-cuts thousands of paper strips and winds them tightly around a thin wire to produce curls which she then glues onto hand-drawn patterns. The consistency on the minute details are physically demanding but as with any artist, Aylawadi finds purpose in creating a piece of work that serves a greater means: “These works are detailed and reward close attention. My aim for myself and everyone else is to perform the difficult act of slowing down, both in making and consuming and really appreciate the beauty in small details.”

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