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8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 Sheets of Rice Paper Draped on Bamboo by Zhu Jinshi

8,000 sheets of rice paper plus 800 bamboo shafts suspended with various lengths of thread equal this beautiful installation by Chinese abstract artist Zhu Jinshi. Titled boat, this piece represents a metaphor regarding the artist's journey from the east to the west, while simultaneously honoring the dead's passage from living into the afterlife.

Divinely Intricate Paper Cuts by Bovey Lee

Divinely Intricate Paper Cuts by Bovey Lee
"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." -- Bovey Lee

You may remember our introduction of Bovey Lee some time ago where we showcased her mastery of working with Chinese rice paper on silk all hand cut with delicate patience to produce these divinely intricate and beautiful works. She now has a new series that is just as stunning if not even more.

Bovey Lee: Paper Cuts

The Butterfly Gown I - 16x16”, 2010

Bovey Lee is a Los Angeles based paper artist, who was born in Hong Kong and has practicing Chinese calligraphy since the age of ten. Through her studies in painting and drawing she is able to utilize her background in Chinese paper cutting to produce these beautiful and amazingly detailed pieces that are hand-cut into Chinese rice paper with a beautiful silk backing for contrast.