Sunday, 15 July 2012

Chinese Rice Paper Cutout

Cutting paper has been around for a long time in many cultures and traditions. Bovey Lee‘s work is inspired by Chinese paper cutting but at the same time defies it, breaking every traditional rule there is. Lee’s professional career as a cut paper artist came at the time when the medium, as interpreted by her peers, gradually gained traction and attention in the international art stage. In an exclusive interview with Design Boom, Lee shares the story behind the process. “Using the very same Chinese rice paper for calligraphy, I define what I do as drawing with a knife. When I cut paper, it is a visceral reaction and natural response to my roots and affection for precision, detail, and subtlety.”