Paper Cut Works by Bovey LeeJuxtapoz // Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012
One of the things we love about paper cut works, especially the works of Bovey Lee, is the amount of time and precision it takes to complete just one cut. As Bovey puts it, "I create layered and dramatic stories referencing my life experiences, response to headline news, and concerns for urban and environmental issues." We agree, these are definitely dramatic works.
Here is Bovey's full mission statement:
"Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying narratives in my cut paper works. Within the parameters of these three subjects, I create layered and dramatic stories referencing my life experiences, response to headline news, and concerns for urban and environmental issues. I hand cut each work on Chinese rice paper with silk backing. I define what I do as drawing with a knife. My life long love affair with art begins with practicing Chinese calligraphy and pencil drawing since age ten. When I cut paper, it is a visceral reaction and natural response to my affection for precision, detail, and subtlety."