Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. Origami in the Garden tells the story of this art form through a traveling collection of metal sculptures displayed outdoors in public gardens and museums. Each sculpture is inspired by a blank piece of paper that has been transformed into museum quality metal and tells the story of creativity and the art of making something out of nothing. The collection was created by artist Kevin Box and includes his own compositions as well as collaborative works with his wife Jennifer and origami masters Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse, Te Jui Fu, Tim Armijo and Robert J. Lang.
The Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden (TTSG), near Santa Fe, New Mexico is hosting the monumental collection of sculptures, displayed in a high desert landscape. Is it the home and sculpture garden of Jennifer and Kevin Box, the creators of Origami in the Garden. The Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden is a private residence nestled in the Little Garden of the Gods on Highway 14, a National Scenic Byway. With towering rock formations encompassing the three-acre sculpture garden, visitors meander through a distinct southwest landscape discovering sculpture along the way.
This exhibition is designed specifically for display in museums, botanical and sculpture gardens throughout the United States and abroad. Worldwide, millions of people have participated in the folding of peace cranes, origami animals and objects. This exhibition will provide viewers an opportunity to learn more about origami, its techniques, applications, philosophies and the message of peace that it has come to symbolize. From world peace to inner peace and the economy of peace, our hope is to change consciousness and inspire. The first exhibition of Origami in the Garden debuted at the Santa Fe Botanical Gardens, in Santa Fe, New Mexico USA in April of 2014. Since then the exhibition has been showcased at The Franklin Park Conservatory, Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, Naples Botanical Garden, Artis-Naples The Baker Museum, Lowdermilk Park, The Morton Arboretum, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, The Price Tower Art Center, Tucson Botanical Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Memphis Botanic Garden and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.