Jeff Nishinaka

Jeff Nishinaka is a paper sculptor, a third-generation Japanese American born and living in Los Angeles, USA. His extraordinary art has been shown in galleries all over the world. Many international collectors, including action-movie star Jackie Chan, who owns more than 40 of his pieces, are fans of Jeff Nishinakas art works.


Jeff's Black Box, which is actually  red, is based on the Greek myth of Pandora's box, which when opened unleashes evil into the world and leaves only hope in the box. “The main thing I wanted to achieve was the illusion of movement in these animals to give them a kind of life of their own,” Nishinaka says.

Jeff Nishinaka Box

In Greek mythology Pandora was created as the first woman.

Nishinaka chose to make the box red because in Japan, the homeland of his ancestors, the colour red stands for womankind.

Pandora’s curiosity led her to open the box and unleash the evils that plague mankind in the shape of legendary creatures.



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