Bovey Lee’s cut paperwork explores multifaceted aspects of migration: diaspora, lineage, displacement and the rebuilding of home, and familial separation. “I create all of my works on Xuan (rice) paper, which reflects my Chinese heritage and my earliest encounters with art making as a child, which began with Chinese calligraphy, painting, and drawing. In one sense, my practice is a natural extension of those earlier forms; I think of cut paper as drawing with a knife and, like calligraphy and painting, cut paper draws on the same interplay between solid and void, immediacy and permanence to create a visual form,” she says.
Source: Rena Bransten Gallery
Headshot photograph courtesy of Dominic Nieri and Meta Open Arts