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New Intricate Curled Paper Tapestries by Gunjan Aylawadi

New Intricate Curled Paper Tapestries by Gunjan Aylawadi - Blossom

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.

Curled Paper Mosaics by Gunjan Aylawadi

Gunjan Aylawadi Tikrar

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.

Folded by Eva Black

Eva Black Folded

Eva Black is a freelance graphic designer hailing from Southern California who, through the exploration of paper, began this piece entitled "Folded". She started collecting various found paper, through paper that was given to her, paper collected over time, paper from old artworks, paper bags, or paper she bought from old bookstores. The piece in its entirety has about 3,500 triangles and is about 12 x 13'.

Elisa Strozyk: Wooden Textiles

elisa strozyk wooden textiles

Initially upon seeing this you might think that it could be paper, but in fact it's actually wood. Elisa Strozyk is a German based textile designer who has been researching ways to provide wood with textile properties in testing methods to make wood flexible and soft, or interweave textile elements. One of the processes to design a flexible wooden surface is its deconstruction into pieces, which are then attached to a textile base. The wood is cut by hand or laser cut, and all tiles are stuck by hand to compose a textile-like surface. In response to our way of life becoming more immaterial in a digital age, she has created these diverse wooden textiles that can be easily manipulated with slight movement which in turn give more meaning and value back into the object itself.

132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE – “Born from a union between mathematics and clothes making”

Inspired by origami, Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has developed a clothing line utilizing revolutionary recycled material (fibers) entitled "132 5. Issey Miyake", where the garments are designed to expand from two-dimensional geometric shapes into structured shirts, skirts, pants and dresses.