Origami in the Garden is a monumental outdoor sculpture exhibition created by American artist Kevin Box. Box’s distinctive creations are well known in public and private art collections worldwide. Motivated by the impermanence of paper, Box pioneered a new method of capturing its delicate detail into museum quality metals utilizing lost wax casting and fabrication techniques. Origami is the art of paper folding and each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection began with a single piece of paper. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with his wife Jennifer and internationally respected origami artists, such as Dr. Robert J. Lang and Te Jui Fu. Origami in the Garden also offers a free audio tour and an interior exhibition and educational program called “Origamido” created by world renowned origami artists Michael La Fosse and Richard Alexander. This 6-month exhibition is currently debuting at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill from April 25 – October 25 2014. Plan your visit at www.santafebotanicalgarden.org
“What inspires me about origami is its simple metaphor for life. We all begin with a blank page, what we choose to do with it is up to us and the possibilities are endless.” – Kevin Box
While most Public Gardens encompass botanical, cultural heritage and biodiversity, art is also prominent in the DNA of many. Exhibits such as Chihuly in the Garden, Niki in the Garden, Moore in America and the Chapungu Sculpture Experience have been transformative to the botanical gardens that have hosted them. Origami in the Garden is newest blockbuster in the history of outdoor exhibits and is a corporate gold member of the American Public Garden Association. Contact us to learn more about the show and how to bring this exclusive exhibit to a Public Garden near you.