Rice Paper Art

Bovey Lee is a Los Angeles based artist who uses just one piece of Chinese rice paper to create her beautifully detailed pieces. Lee studied calligraphy in China and that skill transfers over into her handcut designs. The curves and swirl that are reminiscent of a calligrapher's penmanship can be seen in the way she connects all the elements in her Cut Paper pieces.

“My work is like drawing with a knife and is rooted in my study of Chinese calligraphy and pencil drawing. Cutting paper is a visceral reaction and natural response to my affection for immediacy, detail, and subtlety. The physical and mental demand from cutting is extreme and thrilling, slows me down and allows me to think clearly and decisively.”