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Master Peace

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Master Peace is the most ambitiuos sculpture of Kevin Box’s career. It consists of one thousand origami cranes cast in museum quality metal. Inspired by the Japanese “Senbazuru”, it is the act of creating one thousand origami cranes within a single year. The crane resembles the archetypal image of the human soul and has become recognized as a symbol of peace. Kevin and his wife Jennifer created this monument together. All 1,000 cranes were cast in 2013, the work was completed in 2014 and installed for the first time at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden on Museum Hill.

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My work celebrates the delicate nature of paper in museum quality metal.

Pieces are cast in bronze, aluminum or stainless steel depending on the design requirements. Bronze for its ability to capture detail, aluminum for how lightweight it is, and stainless steel for its strength. For some works, I employ fabrication techniques that begin with sheets of metal cut into shapes and welded together for the final form. The results are unique or limited edition sculptures, forged by hand and completed with finishes that return it to the look of the original paper. Many of the works are designed to withstand the outdoors, the test of time, as well as fingertips. Please touch; I invite you to explore the work in its physical form. Be touched; I invite you to discover the meaning of the work, the stories and ideas beneath its surface. Origami, paper planes, crumpled ideas and innovative abstraction are all themes that inform the surface of my work. Every piece has a title, a reason, and a purpose in contributing to the story I am telling beneath the surface.”