Its Getting Wild In Here
Crittergami is the origami-inspired art installation at The Collection featuring six animal sculptures scattered throughout the property. While these beauties are made of sculpted steel that are designed to be climbed on, selfied with, and marveled at, each critter actually has a delightful personality all its own.
Meet the Critters
About the Artist
Crittergami was created by sculptor Kevin Box of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It took him about a year and 35 labor-intensive steps to make each sculpture. Kevin partners with origami artists to develop the design and paper model, and, after lots of molding, lost-wax casting, 3-D printing, welding, and painting, a sculpture is made. Why origami? He says he’s drawn to it because of the lesson it can teach you. “We all begin with a blank page and we can make anything of it we like,” says Kevin. “The only limitations are what we put on ourselves.” Kevin says his goal for the installation was to create work that was engaging and interactive for all audiences and ages. Special thanks to Kevin’s origami artist partners, whom he calls “the world’s greatest paper folders”: Beth Johnson, Michael G. Lafosse, and Robert J. Lang.