My work in The Armory Show and Scope, New York

I came back from New York last week to attend the Armory Show and Scope. I had works in both art fairs. In The Armory Show, Gavlak Gallery that represents me in Palm Beach, Florida chose “Rolling Roses.” At Scope, Grotto Fine Art showed “Wingtip Voyage,” “Dragging Cows Up a Tree,” and “Wash, Cut, Dry.”

Several blogs selected my works as one of their best picks:

Opening Ceremony – Scoping Out the 2013 Scope Art Fair

Arts Observer – Spotted During Armory Arts Week: Incredible ‘Paper’ Creations

New York Art Leaf – Scope New York 2013


From left: Wingtip Voyage, Dragging Cows Up a Tree, Wash, Cut Dry, at Scope New York with Grotto FIne Art, Mar 6-10, 2013

Grotto Fine Art booth, Scope New York, Mar 6-10, 2013

Grotto Fine Art booth, Scope New York, Mar 6-10, 2013

"Rolling Roses" in The Armory Show with Gavlak Gallery, Mar 6-10, 2013

“Rolling Roses” in The Armory Show with Gavlak Gallery, Mar 6-10, 2013


What to Come in Early 2013?

The new year begins with a big bang! There are several upcoming exhibitions and art fairs to come and all before the first half of 2013.

You can see my works at these locations:

January 17-March 9, Bovey Lee: Conundrums, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco


Bovey Lee, Briefcase Vacation-Fall, 2012

February 21-July 14, Paper Unbound: Horiuchi and Beyond, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle

Bovey Lee, Memory Windows I, 2010

Bovey Lee, Memory Windows I, 2010

March 6-10, Scope, New York

Bovey Lee, Dragging Cows Up A Tree, 2011

Bovey Lee, Dragging Cows Up A Tree, 2011

March 30-May 11, Bovey Lee: Cut Paper (TBA), Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach


Bovey Lee, Trimming Feathers, 2012

May 23-26, Art Basel, Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong

Bovey Lee, Vase 3, 2012

Bovey Lee, Vase 3, 2012

What the Monarch Remembers

This is a new miniature I just completed tonight. I very seldom fold the paper in half to cut but the symmetry of the monarch butterfly called for it. Here’s the template and finished cutout side by side.

Cutting miniature is, in fact, more difficult than large pieces because everything is so much smaller. In order to show detail that my works are known for, in a miniature it becomes more demanding and challenging.

The idea behind “What the Monarch Remembers” is from the monarch butterflies’ fall migration. They somehow miraculously find their way. So I imagine a monarch butterfly remembers what it saw during the long journey from the North to Mexico.

In this tiny piece, the monarch butterfly remembers seeing trees being cut down and a stormy ocean with birds circling above the clouds and lightning bolts.

The dimension of this paper cutout is determined by the wing span of the monarch butterfly – usually no greater than 4.75 inches.

What the Monarch Remembers

What the Monarch Remembers, template and rice paper cutout, 4.75x3.20", 2010