3/29/2006 Houston-- The Paper Planes Exhibition features bronze sculptures that celebrate the unfolding of paper, consciousness, and the spiritual planes. Box marries paper and metal to create bronze sculptures with origami influences for a contemporary fusion of both mediums. Included in the Tansu exhibition will be a signature piece ‘Crane Unfolding’, an 8-foot tall sculpture of an origami crane unfolding into a star. “This crane reveals the meaning of life as it unfolds into a star,” says Box. “It symbolizes the complex and intelligent design just below the surface of everything seen in creation. It sums up most of my work”
Origami artist Kyle Fu folds these amazing and intricate shapes and animals for Kevin to create bronze sculptures out of. The end results are art sculptures that will amaze anyone who looks at it. It is amazing that the entire process started with a sheet of paper!
You can view the exhibit at Tantsu in the Heights from March 28 - Saturday, April 15, 2006. 321-B West 19th Street, Houston, Texas. Call 713-880-5100 for more details.
Meet the artists
Kevin Box- likes to remember growing up beneath "the tree that escaped the crowded forest," referring to Frank Lloyd Wright's description of his only skyscraper that towers over Bartlesville, Oklahoma. This is where Kevin grew up, earning his Eagle Scout and graduating from high school. He was inspired to move to the east coast after a summer of art study at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. When he sold his first stone sculpture for $400 his decision was confirmed. Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating, Kevin moved back to Atlanta to work in a foundry casting bronze sculpture. The process kept his mind creatively entertained and he saw the career potential in the medium. It also spoke his artistic language, what Kevin calls "deep time conversation."
Kyle Fu- has been doing art since he was 8 years old, and still has no idea what “ART” is. He calls his art works “FUART” as in the fusion of Asian and Western cultures. Kyle’s origami creations have been exhibited in both museums and galleries and he holds the honor of constructing the world’s largest origami dragon (15ft)! Kyle is currently organizing the first American Origami museum.