Los Angeles artist pays tribute to Covid-19 victims through Origami crane exhibition

LA artist Karla Funderburk started making these origami cranes stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and several other colours together and hanging them in her art gallery, Matter Studio.

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Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, talks about the thousands of origami paper cranes hanging in an exhibit honouring the victims of Covid-19, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and other colours together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, talks about the thousands of origami paper cranes hanging in an exhibit honouring the victims of Covid-19, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and other colours together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

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Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, adjusts one of of the thousands of origami cranes hanging during an exhibit honoring the victims of COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, adjusts one of of the thousands of origami cranes hanging during an exhibit honoring the victims of COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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An origami crane made from a newspaper comic strip hangs with thousands of others during a memorial exhibit for the victims of COVID-19 at the Matter Studio Gallery, in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

An origami crane made from a newspaper comic strip hangs with thousands of others during a memorial exhibit for the victims of COVID-19 at the Matter Studio Gallery, in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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Origami paper cranes hang in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S. of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Origami paper cranes hang in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S. of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, adjusts one of of the thousands of origami cranes hanging during an exhibit honoring the victims of COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, adjusts one of of the thousands of origami cranes hanging during an exhibit honoring the victims of COVID-19, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, poses outside her gallery displaying a window of origami paper cranes during an exhibit "Honoring Matter, A Memorial for the Victims of COVID-19," in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Artist Karla Funderburk, owner of Matter Studio Gallery, poses outside her gallery displaying a window of origami paper cranes during an exhibit "Honoring Matter, A Memorial for the Victims of COVID-19," in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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Origami cranes hang inside the Matter Studio Gallery during an exhibit honoring those who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Gallery owner Karla Funderburk started the effort. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Origami cranes hang inside the Matter Studio Gallery during an exhibit honoring those who have died from COVID-19 in the U.S., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. Gallery owner Karla Funderburk started the effort. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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An origami paper crane with the names of victims of police violence hangs with thousands of other cranes in an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., from COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Karla Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

An origami paper crane with the names of victims of police violence hangs with thousands of other cranes in an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., from COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Karla Funderburk started making the cranes three months earlier, stringing the paper swans in pink, blue, yellow and many other colors together and hanging them in her gallery. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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Origami paper cranes hang in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S. of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

Origami paper cranes hang in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S. of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

An origami paper crane hangs in the Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles, among thousands of others during an exhibit for those who have died in the U.S., of COVID-19, on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Hundreds of origami now hang from the ceiling of Karla Funderburk’s Matter Studio with others sitting on tables and stacked in boxes waiting to be added to the sad reminder of the virus’ toll. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) (AP)

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