Los Angeles artist Karla Funderbunk began making origami cranes three month ago as part of a memorial to victims of Covid-19. "I was feeling the loss, and one way to process that was I started folding cranes. Cranes are a traditional Japanese symbol of carrying the soul to heaven," she told ABC News. Each night she made 10 cranes, but by mid-May she realized she couldn't begin to keep up, as the number of deaths rose to 88,000. At that point, she enlisted the help of volunteers, who delivered hundreds in boxes and bags. To date she has 9,300 colorful cranes, which she is stringing together to hang in her studio. "I feel like this space is holding, holding the place, for the remembrances of the souls we are losing," she said.

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