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Origami in the Garden

Metal sculptures based on the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, origami. Taken at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.

Friday, May 19, through Sunday, October 22, 2017

May 20 and 21 
Origami in the Garden Opening Weekend

Dozens of awe-inspiring large-scale metal sculptures based on the traditional Japanese art of paper folding will engage you on paths through the Arboretum’s spectacular landscape. Created by Santa Fe-based artists Kevin and Jennifer Box, the exhibition will feature installations, gallery works, and the Boxes' own compositions, as well as collaborative works with some of the world’s top origami artists.

Each of the sculptures in the Origami in the Garden collection started with a single piece of folded paper created by some of the world’s most noted origami artists, including Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse, and Robert J. Lang. To recreate each piece for Origami in the Garden, Kevin Box pioneered a unique process of lost wax casting and fabrication to capture the delicate details of folded paper in museum-quality metals.

Join us on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, to celebrate the arrival of Origami in the Garden with live performances and activities inspired by Japanese culture. Most events will occur in the Children's Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn about origami related activites during Origami in the Garden. 

* Images were taken at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden.


Free with Arboretum admission.

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