Sculptures by Kevin Box seen at H Hotel Los Angeles, Curio Collection by Hilton, Los Angeles - Folding Planes

Folding Planes

The library shelves at H Hotel Los Angeles feature a fine collection of objects like a vintage leather aviator helmet, runway lights, various model airplanes and airplane parts, including a joystick and altimeter.

This small sculpture, "Folding Planes," is by Santa Fe-based artist Kevin Box, who is known for his origami-inspired airplane sculptures. Art curation by NINE dot ARTS.

Meet the Creator

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.”

Available for commission/custom work