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'Divertical' Is an Art Project That Focuses on Intricate Hand-Cut Pieces of Paper

A steady hand can produce beautifully intricate works of art.

Artist Bovey Lee moved interstate and throughout this transitive period, she channeled her frustrations into a form of delicate, beautiful art. Lee uses rice paper to fashion her creations, “drawing with a knife” as she puts it. She carves intricate settings, like a complicated roller coaster track, which transports viewers into another realm, forcing them to face the numerous twists and turns of her own life. If you look closely enough, each piece features somebody balancing in some way, whether it’s surfing, cycling or even walking a tightrope. About her work, Lee notes:

“In these works, I also draw parallels between one’s romantic relationship and our relationship with nature. While seeking balance, eternity, stability, and harmony in both relationships, the journeys we take on are often complex, dramatic, changing, and lopsided.”

The pieces will be on display at the Gavlak Gallery from January 9 to March 5.

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