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!