Jeffrey Altepeter
Katy Baum
Elizabeth Curran Boody
Denise Carbone
Valerie Carrigan
Rebecca Chamlee
Gabby Cooksey
Coleen Curry
Debra Disman
Mark Esser
Casey Gardner
Don Glaister
Virginia Green
Penelope Hall
Karen Hanmer
Jon Hinkel
Susan Hulme
Lang Ingalls
Caitlin Jochym
Peggy Johnston
Andrea Krupp
Monique Lallier
Beth Lee
Sue Huggins Leopard
Christine Manwiller
Emily Martin
Christopher McAfee
Natalie Naor
Tara O'Brien
Patricia Owen
Graham Patten
Todd Pattison
Rebecca Philio
Patricia Sargent
Suzanne Sawyer
Jackie Scott
Judy Sgantas
Sarah Smith
Therese Swift-Hahn
Deborah Thompson
Claire Van Vliet
Peter Verheyen
Robert Walp
Thomas Parker Williams
Charles Wisseman
Rutherford Witthus

Beth Lee
Bozeman, Montana

Beth Lee

Amy Lowell, Fragment

"What is poetry? Is it a mosaic
Of coloured stones which curiously are wrought
Into a pattern? Rather glass that's taught
By patient labor any hue to take
And glowing with a sumptuous splendor, make
Beauty a thing of awe; where sunbeams caught,
Transmuted fall in sheafs of rainbows fraught
With storied meaning for religion's sake."

Amy Lowell describes poetry as "wrought into a pattern," a process echoed here in the "patient labor" of choosing and cutting parts of a single sheet of paste-painted paper into a pattern which forms the letters by painting with paper the spaces between them.

Paste-painted Arches Text Wove on paper ground. 11.75 x 11.75 inches. 30 x 30 centimeters. Created 2017.

As a book artist and calligrapher, BETH LEE is most interested in that magic edge where symbols, marks, and patterns shimmer into transmitted meaning. Beth is calligraphy correspondent for the Guild of Book Workers' Newsletter and journal editor for the Big Sky Scribes.