En Gallery Presents Origami As Art

05/31/2019 10:00 AM - 08/25/2019 04:00 PM PT


Open during the garden's open hours through August 25. Free with garden admission.



                                                  Hummingbird with Trumpet Blossoms by Robert J. Lang
Folded Garden
The Natural World in Origami
Showing May 31 to August 25
During the Garden's Open Hours
Free with Garden Admission
Origami – the Japanese art of paper folding – is no longer confined to Japan or to the classroom. Thanks in part to Japanese origami artist Akira Yoshizawa (1911-2005), who created new origami designs, new folding techniques and simplified origami instructions for non-Japanese learners, origami has become a worldwide pastime and a sophisticated global art form. Over recent decades, artists, scientists, mathematicians and designers around the world have innovated folding techniques and styles, experimenting with different paper types and inspiring each other to push the boundaries of origami.
Folded Garden features the origami art works by Robert J. Lang, Bernie Peyton, Beth Johnson, Joel Stern, Meenakshi Mukerji, Jared Needle, Ekaterina Lukasheva and Alec Sherwin. All of these artists masterfully recreate life-like living creatures and plants from folded paper or take nature as their inspiration for modular and tessellated works, expressing the wonders of the natural world with ingenuity, elegance and even humor.
Most of the works featured in the exhibition will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be used to support the garden’s programs and events.

Blooming Tessellation by Meenakshi Mukerjee


Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
270 Arlington Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

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