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Continuing the expansion of her craft by trying to stretch paper’s limits, Gunjan Aylawadi's curled paper weavings have become more 3d and sculptural in comparison to her past works, which were comprised of flat and ornate mosaic tapestries. Her craft involves hand cutting thousands of strips of paper which are then rolled around a thin wire to make paper strings. The strings are then glued on top of each other to create these beautiful layered textile pieces. Her inspiration for this series, entitled Blissful Mountain and Blossom, is derived from the flow and serenity of Japanese Zen Gardens. These two pieces will be featured in Long View Gallery’s newest exhibition, PAPER - Works on Paper and Works on Paper Exhibition, which will run from October 27 - November 27. The opening reception will be held tomorrow from 6:30pm - 8pm.
It has been a while since we have done an interview and it is with great pleasure that I share this interview as well as incredible works of Australian based relief paper cut artist Jacky Cheng. Her works are absolutely stunning and mesmerizing. Each layer, precisely cut and stacked upon each other, revealing beautifully unique spiraling mandalas and flower-like sculptures inspired from topography in nature.
Sydney based artist Wai-Chung Yeung is a recent Industrial Design graduate with a love for fairytales and mythology, especially those with wonderful creatures that snare the imagination (mermaids, Valkyries, forest nymphs, centaurs, you name it!). Of course naturally when you hear fairytales you think, AH! the classics like Disney, filled with tons of smiles and happy endings. In Wai's case, she is drawn to the darkly beautiful and bittersweet versions of those widely known fairytales because of their rich poignancy and vulnerability.
Benja Harney has created three unique bespoke headdresses for the 2014 Hermès Germany summer party celebrating the theme ‘Métamorphose’. These papercraft headdresses include a Neptune’s Helmet, Diana’s Garland, and Zeus’ Crown. What makes each of these gorgeous constructs absolutely special is their construction, which requires no use of glue!
Marine Coutroutsios, a french artist based in Sydney, was commissioned to produce an illustrative series, constructed from paper, for a collective pop up show by Art Pharmacy on the theme : Stimulate/Sedate. The series, inspired by the ocean and waves, invites you to contemplate the natural beauty and energy of everyday life depending on your state of mind.
The I Have Your Heart story begins in 2010 when Molly Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder came together and schemed to make an animation showcasing Crabapple's amazing art and Boekbinder's delicious music. Later down the line they found Jim Batt, or rather Batt found them, and thus a collaboration of beauty, joy, and unbounded creativity was born. Fast forward a remarkable 2 yrs later, and they are finalists for the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films at the Sydney Film Festival in 2013, nominated for Best Animation and Best Director.
Gunjan Aylawadi is a uniquely astounding paper artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her technique, which is influenced by her cultural identity and the Middle Eastern architectural motif, employs the act of "curling" strips of paper to form these incredible, highly detailed illustrative pieces. Similar to quilling, curling appears to be one long strip of paper literally curled to a specific tightness and then placed to form these large textiles. Each work requires deep commitment, both physically and emotionally, and can take Gunjan up to several months to complete.
A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. This collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. Each delicate origami butterfly is formed from translucent paper, which allows light to pass through from every angle.
From March 8th to the 24th in the Western part of Australia, Cottesloe Beach will have a long stretch of the beach transformed into a sculpture park called Sculpture by the Sea. Among them is an installation of exactly 1,697 handmade paper boats. These boats were not just hand folded, but also dipped in paraffin wax, which helps give their rich blue coloring.
Benja Harney, Australian based paper artist, has a new series of exploration in paper surrounding Platonic Solids. His latest exhibition encompassed making these forms with the use of paper only and NO GLUE! Each miniature paper crafted object interlocks into one another creating stunning patterns. Be sure to check out our interview with Benja as well, he is quite a talented individual if I do say so myself.