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 piece.