The Wildling Museum in Solvang presents Folded Art: Origami Animals by Robert Salazar. The exhibit features a collection of origami animals found in Santa Barbara County such as the yellow-billed magpie, steelhead trout, California condor, and tarantula. This exhibit is on view on the second floor, Valley Oak Gallery. A selection on marine-based Origami Animals by Robert Salazar also will be on display the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
A Wildlife Ambassador with the World Wildlife Fund and the founder of Origami for an Interdependent World, Salazar is raising awareness and funds for wildlife conservation through origami. He is also a contractor at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he designs deployable structures, such as the origami patterns for the Starshade spacecraft, whose mission is to assist space telescopes in searching for life among the stars.