Origami is the Japanese word for folding paper. Origami in the Garden is an outdoor sculpture exhibition created by American artists Kevin and Jennifer Box that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum quality metals. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world renowned origami artists Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang.
Accompanying Origami in the Garden is an indoor exhibition called Inside Out that features original origami masterworks in paper alongside cast metal maquettes used to create Origami in the Garden. These folded and unfolded works provide a more intimate view of origami on and beneath the surface.
Origami cranes, boats and paper airplanes are just a few of the subjects featured in the show. The crown jewel of the exhibition is Master Peace, a 25 foot tall sculpture of 1,000 stainless steel cranes. 500 cranes gather together in the monument and 500 are scattered into the world as individual collector pieces. A black granite base (or pond) below the monument serves as a mirror that reflects all 1,000 cranes keeping them together forever. Seeing this work of art in person is a powerful experience.
View our online catalogue of Origami in the Garden: OiG Catalog.
Watch a short video of Origami in the Garden at: OiG Video.
Watch a longer video documentary by NOVA called The Origami Revolution: The Origami Revolution Video
Experience a virtual tour of Origami in the Garden at Naples Botanical Garden: Origami in the Garden Naples Tour
Experience a virtual tour of the studio and sculpture garden where Origami in the Garden is created: Kevin Box Studio Tour.
Learn more about the artist Kevin Box at: outsidetheboxstudio.com
Learn more about origami artist Robert J. Lang: langorigami.com
Learn more about origami artist Michael G. LaFosse at: origamido.com
Learn more about origami artist Beth Johnson at: bethjohnsonorigami.com
OiG inspired Gardens near you:
Santa Fe Botanical Garden 2014
Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden on-going
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 2016
Artis-Naples, Home of the Baker Museum and the Naples Philharmonic 2016-17
Naples Botanical Garden 2016-17
The Morton Arboretum 2017
Tucson Botanical Gardens 2017-18
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens 2018
Leasing Origami in the Garden
Origami in the Garden can be leased in two exhibition sizes: the OiG Fundamental Show is a smaller scaled installation of 15 sculptures that can be installed by hand. The OiG Monumental Show has over 20 large scale sculptures that require heavy equipment for installation. Leasing is currently available for 3-6 month periods to Public Gardens and Museums in North America. The exhibition includes a free audio tour available through audience owned cell phones. Exhibition options may include Unveiling a New Sculpture, an interior exhibition called Inside Out that displays original paper models by world renowned origami artists, identifying Paper Making Plants, organized Artist Events and educational programing such as Film Previews, Artist Lectures, Paper Folding Workshops and Paper Making Workshops. Origami in the Garden is a proud member of the American Public Garden Association. For leasing information Contact us or call us at 505-471-4688.