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May 22
Nov 14

Reiman Gardens – “OrigamiintheGarden²” sculpture exhibit

Sat / May 22, 2021 Sun / November 14, 2021
All Day / Reiman Gardens, 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011

“OrigamiintheGarden²” sculpture exhibit
May 22 – November 14

“When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge.” – Tuli Kupferberg

Paper is a sacred material. Derived almost exclusively from plants, it helps us record and share our histories, create works of art, and upon our faces it can even help to keep each other safe. This large-scale origami exhibit was created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box in collaboration with renowned origamists Robert J. Lang, Michael G. LaFosse, Te Jui Fu, and Beth Johnson.

Capturing the delicate nature of the paper art form in museum-quality metal, each piece transcends the temporary to become archival – rich and lasting, like stories we tell across cultures and time. Practicing origami requires persistence and an understanding of the process, packed with precise angles and folds often unfolded to create new pathways. The emerging patterns surprise and inspire, while finished forms offer fresh perspective and a space for contemplation.

2021: Patterns Unfolding with “OrigamiintheGarden²”