A zine (pronounced zeen) is an independently or self-published booklet comprising topics of specific interests,
of a single person or a small group. The zines you see here are all written and illustrated by Soundarya Gottapu
on varying topics of interest,ranging from simple everyday observations to deep conceptual explorations.
Hello there ! Thanks for stopping by !
I'm Soundarya Gottapu, founder and illustrator behind Paper Garden. I love making things with my hands, experimenting with different mediums and understanding how they interact with each other. It all started with paper being my primary canvas for illustrations which I'm now extending to other materials.
Paper garden was created with a vision of bringing different illustrated materials into one basket. Wood and paper are the materials we are working with currently. What keeps us driven as a creative company is discovering the most suitable technique to work with a specific material from start to finish. A technique that involves the 'process of hand drawing' in at least one stage of its making. Our paper products begin with hand drawn illustrations while our wooden products are made using a technique called pyrography - where the illustration is manually burnt onto the wooden surface. We aim to explore more materials and techniques for our illustrations as we go forward.