"Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying narratives in Bovey Lee´s cut paper works. Within the parameters of these three subjects, he creates layered and dramatic stories referencing his life experiences, response to headline news, and concerns for urban and environmental issues. He hand cuts each work on Chinese rice paper with silk backing. He defines what he does as drawing with a knife. His life long love affair with art begins with practicing Chinese calligraphy and pencil drawing since age ten. When he cuts paper, it is a visceral reaction and natural response to his affection for precision, detail, and subtlety."