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January 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Naples Hosts Exhibit of Monumental Sculpture

A First for Florida – Origami in the Garden


Naples, Fla. … For the first time in Florida, Origami in the Garden, an exhibition of monumental outdoor sculpture created by American artist Kevin Box, is on display in multiple locations across Naples through April 23, 2017. Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive; The Baker Museum on the Artis-Naples campus, 5833 Pelican Bay; and Lowdermilk Park, 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. each have various pieces of the playful works by the internationally known sculptor and origami creator on exhibit in this unique collaboration.

Sculptor Box pioneered an innovative method of capturing origamis delicate detail and rendering it with museum-quality metals into large-scale works of art. The distinctive creations, from giant paper cranes to a life-size Pegasus, take the art of single-paper folding to a new level. Each sculpture in the Origami in the Garden collection began with a single piece of paper. Over 50 pieces of sculpture are on display between the three locations.

In addition to large-scale installations, the exhibition includes gallery works, Box’s own compositions and collaborative works with world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Micheal G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander.

The exhibition is supported by funding from the Collier County Tourist Development Council.