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A premier art exhibit of origami bronze, steel and aluminum sculptures is making its mid-Atlantic debut at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this spring and summer.
Origami in the Garden is an exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculptures inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.
- 16 vignettes featuring 21 sculptures
- some sculptures are over 7 feet tall; others are small as a mouse
- all are based on prototypes created with origami: one folded sheet of paper, no cuts
- forms are cast in bronze, steel, and aluminum
- artist Kevin Box creates these using a unique process he developed in order to capture the delicate details of paper in museum-quality metals using the lost wax technique
- installed throughout the Garden with many associated activities and programs
- celebrates nature, the “master origami artist,” seen in everything from leaves unfurling to butterflies emerging from a chrysalis
- visit the Garden’s Library to explore four unfolded wall hangings displayed with the four corresponding folded origami pieces
Exhibit and related activities included with Garden admission.
$11 seniors 55+
$8 Children (age 3-12)
Free for Children under 3
Free for Garden Members
Tickets are available at the Garden 9 a.m to 5 p.m daily and can be bought at the door. You can also purchase tickets online (with a small convenience fee).