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Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web

by Lauren Chorpening

Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web | Design*Sponge

I love when art and design can make me see things with new eyes. On the first day of a design lecture, the esteemed professor told my class that nothing new will ever be created. And I think he meant it to put our jobs into perspective–that we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. But it also felt limiting–all that is out there is all that will ever be. Thankfully a few times a year a designer or artist reminds me that there is room for a new take on the status quo.

Two and a half years ago, Grace introduced Gunjan Aylawadi’s incredible woven paper artwork to Design*Sponge. Gunjan, originally from India now living in Sydney, Australia, creates impeccable pieces with rolled, colored paper. Since we first learned about Gunjan’s work, she’s evolved her process from weaving paper into flat tapestries to now creating 3-dimensional, geometric sculptures. Her new collection, Place for Prayer, is full of raised, symmetrical forms in blue, maroon and goldenrod. The collection was inspired by the shapes in Indian mosques, churches and temples she saw during her childhood. Place for Prayer is being shown now through July 24th at the Koskela gallery in Sydney, Australia. Gunjan’s 3-D paper tapestries would be even more amazing to see in person. Her work proves that there is room for new ideas in an old process. –Lauren

Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web | Design*Sponge

Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web | Design*Sponge

Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web | Design*Sponge

Paper Artwork by Gunjan Aylawadi + Best of the Web | Design*Sponge

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