Paper cutting artists: Maude White

Bovey Lee

Bovey Lee, Lifting Clouds, 2012, 27.5 x 21.5 x 2 in.

Bovey Lee’s work is rooted in her traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy training combined with modern computer technology and her own innovations. In one of her earliest group shows, Lee presented a traditional Chinese ink wash painting entitled Landscape (1989).

Bovey Lee, Sewing Highways, 25 x 21 in, 2011.

When considered next to recent works such as Lifting Clouds(2012) the influence of her traditional training is immediately recognisable in the swirling clouds reminiscent of the washed images of the famous mountains in Guilin.


Maude White

Paper artist Maude White cuts meticulous depictions of birds, people, leaves and other compositions embedded with hidden scenes and stories. Each piece can involve thousands of minute cuts giving the works an extreme feel of density and texture. White is currently based in Buffalo and will have work on view next month at the Western New York Book Arts Collaborative as part of a show titled Birds I’ve Been. You can see more of her work in her portfolio and over on Instagram.


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