Origami means “folding paper” in Japanese. OrigamiintheGarden2 is an outdoor sculpture exhibition, created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, that captures the delicate nature of this paper art form in museum quality metals. Displayed within beautiful garden settings are examples of what can be folded from a single piece of paper such as soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats, and emerging butterflies. The exhibition features Box’s own compositions as well as collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Tim Armijo, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang. A personalized audio tour is available on your cell phone so that you may call in and listen to the artists speak about the work.
“Origami presents a simple metaphor: When we begin with a blank page, what we do with it is up to us, and the possibilities are endless.” —Kevin Box
OrigamiintheGarden2 consists of 21 unique sculptures that comprise 17 different displays sited strategically around Wellfield’s acreage. All pieces feature interpretive signage, as well as a complimentary cell phone audio tour, in which guests can gain additional insight about the pieces from the artists themselves.
OrigamiintheGarden2 has traveled the country! Recent exhibits have been hosted at the California Botanic Garden in Los Angeles, CA , the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Lewis-Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Memphis Botanic Garden.
Don’t miss a sculpture during your visit to Wellfield – DOWNLOAD a sculpture location map here!
Enjoy the complimentary cell phone audio tour (888) 495-7736, then enter the sculpture number – DOWNLOAD the OiG2 Audio Tour Information Sheet
Note: you can call and listen from anywhere, you don’t need to be at Wellfield to enjoy! Call and listen to the artists narrative to re-live your visit, hear again about your favorites, or to learn about them before visiting!
Thanks to our valued Sponsors:
This exhibit is generously presented by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Botanical Peace2 Sponsor – Doug Grant
Blooming Stars Sponsor – Doug and Sharon Risser
Sculpture Supporter Sponsors:
- Who Saw Who – American Technology Components, Inc.
- Emerging Peace – Stuart and Paula Barb
- Seed Sower & Seed – In Memory of George Jeremiah Biddlecome
- Folding Planes – Teri and Mike Crabill
- Rising Peace – Joel and Amy Duthie
- Crane Unfolding – Janet Evanega and James Rieckhoff
- Paper Navigator – Steve and Shelly Fidler
- Nesting Pair – Eric and Jaime Garton
- Painted Ponies – In Memory of Robin Jolgren
- White Bison – Tonja and Frank Lucchese
- Flying Peace – Dana and Tom Pletcher
- Duo – Martha Peterson and Tony Warning
- Conversation Peace – Don and Cidney Walter
- Star Unfolding – Welch Packaging
Please enjoy this photo preview of OrigamiintheGarden2