Artist: Kim Abeles. Stretching 48 feet across the gallery, the sculpture is made up of all the paper trash that guests threw away at the California Science Center on Earth Day 2009. To make the sculpture, artist Kim Abeles washed and ironed the trash and made it into sheets. Then she glued the paper onto felt backing and covered it with protective sheeting, called glassine. It’s hard to miss the "Paper Person" in the L.A. Zone of the Ecosystems exhibit!
About Mary Beth Trautwein
reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse. Our vision is for all Angelenos to have an outlet for acquiring and donating reusable material. As reDiscover meets this need, we move closer to a community where all waste materials can be rediscovered for their educational and creative value.reDiscover is a nexus for environmental sustainability and creativity using recycled materials. We achieve our mission and vision through strategic initiatives at our center with the reuse warehouse, gallery and event space, at schools and in the community.