Art & Wall Decor by Kim Abeles seen at California Science Center, Los Angeles - Paper Person
Image credit: Ken Marchionno

Paper Person

Paper Person
Sculpture made from paper trash that was generated by visitors to California Science Center on Earth Day 2009
5’ x 40’ x 48’
Permanent Collection of the California Science Center

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Kim Abeles is a Los Angeles-based artist whose installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment. She has created projects with the California Science Center, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments, and natural history museums. Abeles received fellowships from John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Her work is in public collections including MOCA, LACMA, Berkeley Art Museum, California African American Museum, and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Abeles’ journals, books, and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.