Alia’s work draws on her background in illustration, fine art, and graphic design. Each piece is made solely from paper and glue, with different weights and stocks often used in combination. Every strip of paper is first cut to fit, shaped individually by hand, and painstakingly assembled into intricate shapes and forms.
Her method eschews the literal approach typically taken with the craft, employing novel line work and abstraction to communicate a unique aesthetic that plays with perspective, shadow, and light.
She lives in Portland, Oregon in an old house amongst the trees.