Origami spaceships: LAX/Metro Transit Center Station artist Glenn Kaino leads youth in artmaking workshop

Glenn Kaino, the artist commissioned to create a sculpture for the future LAX/Metro Transit Center Station, recently led a drawing and origami folding workshop at SoLa Impact Tech Center with origami master and physicist, Robert J. Lang.  

The artist’s artwork, The Distance of the Sun (working title), consists of a series of vessels — both real and imagined — and rafted together in increasing size to create a spiral pathway suspended in the air. The station is under construction and will be the transfer point between Metro Rail, local buses and the LAX people mover serving airport terminals. 

The intersection of technology-based skill building and creative thinking taught at SoLa aligns with the concept for the artwork. The workshop provided youth with an opportunity to create origami spaceships prompted by the question: how would you want to travel to space? 

More about Glenn’s artwork for LAX Metro Transit Center Station here.


About the LAX/Metro Transit Center Station (AMC) 

Metro’s LAX/Metro Transit Center Station (AMC) is a major new multimodal transit hub that will provide a gateway connection between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Metro’s regional transit system. The AMC will connect to the K Line near Aviation Blvd/96th Street and is being designed in sync with an Automated People Mover (APM) to be built and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

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