Milk Cartons (Re)Imagined with Aiko Cuneo

Thursday, September 25, 2014 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Tinkering Studio

Free with museum admission.

Adults Only (18+)

In September 2014, visitors turned a common household object into an objet d’art with artist Aiko Cuneo and experimented with milk carton constructions and sculptures. Using this deceptively simple object was first explored at the Exploratorium 40-plus years ago by Aiko's mother, renowned artist Ruth Asawa, when she was one of the museum’s first Artists-in-Residence. Aiko, then a young artist, worked alongside Ruth to push the mathematical and sculptural possibilities.

Aiko shared her practice and love of geometric forms with us. Through simple shapes repeated in three dimensions, we created sculptural shapes that could be turned into chandeliers, lampshades, baskets, or decorative pieces, and participated in a collaborative artistic effort.