Huntington Library presents
Fl ORI legium: Folded Transformations from the Natural World by Robert Lang
October 22, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Brody Botanical Center
Saturdays & Sundays only
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
This exhibition presents original work by internationally renowned origami master Robert J. Lang. Dr. Lang’s work has been exhibited in over 50 museum shows ranging from the Peabody-Essex Museum to the New York Museum of Modern Art; this show brings together a selection of his original designs from the world of nature, both old and recent.
“By manipulating the fundamental element – the uncut sheet-via the fundamental action-the fold-we create line and form reminiscent of entities from the natural world while preserving the integrity of the initial sheet,” said Lang.
The apparent simplicity of that statement is belied by the complexity of his creations, which include the spiny likeness of a cactus made from a single uncut sheet.
flORIlegium is part of a year-long initiative focusing on the Japanese art of origami made possible by the generous support of Toshie and Frank Mosher.