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Origami Garden Experience

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN, an exhibition created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson and Michael G. LaFosse. These remarkable artworks feel at home in the wondrous setting of botanical gardens, since paper originates in plant life and origami is made of paper. Gardens and art are both openings into broader connections around the globe, over time, and between the human and natural worlds. And gardens, like origami, begin with little—the tiniest of seeds—and burgeon through artful attention into glorious displays of flowers, bushes, and trees.

FLORIGAMI is the newest traveling exhibition featuring up to 18 heroically-sized installations of nearly 70 museum-caliber sculptures inspired by origami – the centuries-old Japanese art of folding paper – created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box in their largest outdoor display to date. Monumental sculptures, inspired from paper are now either fabricated or cast into metal pieces — of flying birds, emerging butterflies, blooming flowers, grazing deer and other flora and fauna themes.

Another highlight of the show is “Inside Out,” an educational exhibit in Gardenhouse Gallery that features original paper models and unfolded wall hangings by nationally and internationally renowned origami artists, showing the internal architecture of each piece.

“Origami animals, blooming flowers, crumpled ideas and innovative abstraction are all themes that inform the surface of my work,” Kevin Box said. “Every piece has a title, a reason and a purpose in contributing to the story I am telling beneath the surface. Motivating the content of the work are my concepts of truth, my philosophy of chaos and consciousness, creation and evolution, the process of creativity and relationships, and responsibilities to one another.”

Origami in the Garden

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