Posts in Category: Tapestry

Woven Paper Tapestries by Artist Gunjan Aylawadi

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Incredible paperworks by New Delhi-born, Sydney-based artist Gunjan Aylawadi. The mosaic-like patterns are created using rolled up strips of paper, woven and glued into place. I really want to run my fingers along them to feel the texture. See more images below!

Intricate Rolled Paper Tapestry Designs by Gunjan Aylawadi

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Artist Gunjan Aylawadi works with tiny strips of cut paper rolled into strips and pasted into elaborate mosaic-like patterns in a process she refers to as “weaving with paper.” Unlike quilling where paper is rolled into small components and viewed sideways, Aylawadi’s technique relies on long curled strips that are woven and glued in place in a process a bit more akin to working with textiles. The work is slow and practically meditative as each piece is outlined carefully on paper beforehand with a fair amount of math and geometry—although self-taught in art, she also hold degrees in engineering and product design.

Aylawadi’s paper works have been published in magazines around the world and she’s also shown in a number of group and solo shows in Sydney where she’s based. Her work was also included in CODA Paper Art 2015. You can see more on Facebook and by following her on Instagram. (via Bored Panda)

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Erin M. Riley Pieces Together a Woman’s Life in New Tapestries

There's nothing traditional about Brooklyn based artist Erin M. Riley's woven tapestries. Through created on a loom using traditional techniques, her work features explicit in-your-face imagery that is beautiful and at times difficult to look at. Covered here on our blog and in Hi-Fructose Vol. 36, her tapestries take a screenshot of modern life, especially that of women, focusing on difficult images of drug addition, sex acts, violence, trauma, based on what she finds online and in her personal life.

Ebony G. Patterson Tackles Gender in Blinged-Out Exhibit “Dead Treez”

Sparkles, tapestries, sculptures, tampons (she calls them "pussy bullets"), toys, they all find their way into Ebony G. Patterson's art. The Jamaican multimedia artist has a sobering, even majestic, allure about her over the top combinations of materials. She presents her work in blinged-out installations that pose tough questions about identity and gender within 'popular black' culture. Perhaps her work is best described in her own words, a reference to "beauty through the use of the grotesque but visceral, confrontational and deconstructed." Patterson's exhibition, "Dead Treez" at Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, uses the predominately male Jamaican dance hall culture as a way to discuss masculinity.