Sculptor Kevin Box’s Perennial Peace is at first glance a whimsical work, with its brightly colored floral motif. But looking beyond the aesthetic composition and into its deeper conceptual meaning, one finds an artistic double-entendre.

Box’s works resemble the Japanese art of paper folding–Origami. Origami is made of thin, delicate paper, while Box constructs his sculptures from metal. Paper is lightweight and deteriorates over time, whereas the metal comprising Box’s sculptures is heavy and durable. This duality of material and its meaning is a metaphor for life. Though we are complex, vulnerable human creatures, we are simultaneously strong and resilient, in much the same way as Box’s sculptures.