Paola Rodriguez Arias

Visual artist and designer Paola Rodriguez Arias crafts her decorative and contemplative work with fiber, paint, and discarded materials. Inspired by her childhood in Colombia, which boasts a rich handicraft tradition, Arias travels with her vintage Japanese Contax film camera to capture vivid details or motifs from urban and natural environments. She coils yarn into organic shapes that represent found objects, figures, and landscapes to create her panel compositions. In her artistic practice, Arias seeks to promote discussion between color, shape, movement, and texture: “The objective is to create a tension, but also a certain balance, so that one component doesn’t overpower the other. I find that by covering the surface with layers of yarn, this creates a certain rhythmic movement and depth that I wouldn’t be able to achieve using any other material.”

Source: Uprise Art