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"Up, Up and Away" is a piece by Bridget Riversmith that is part of the Disability Mural Project in Berkeley, Calif. (Photo courtesy of Bridget Riversmith)

DECC exhibition showcases works by artists with disabilities

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When Todd Olson was 10 and hospitalized with cancer, he received 1,000 paper cranes as a get-well gift.

"That was my inspiration to get into paper folding," he said.

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More than 20 years later, he is legally blind in his left eye and doesn't have full vision in his right, either. But the origami has been a constant. Olson knows more than 50 folding patterns -- enough for a full origami zoo.

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