Artworks, Through the Eyes of Artists

West Hollywood

Iris Yirei Hu, West Hollywood

Project Description

This colorful collage embraces a city rich with complexity by tracing the memories of the city from the Tongva, to its current diversity of residents and iconic status.

Colorful collage depicting West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Rail Poster

Artist Statement

“The cityscape was created with a collage photographs I took while walking along Santa Monica Blvd. I stitched together Russian Jewish iconography to evoke a spirited sense of history, and by creating a continuous fabric of color, life, and joy using the city’s buildings, I also wanted to honor the strong LGBT presence in West Hollywood.”

About the Artist

IRIS YIREI HU is an inter-disciplinary artist. Native to Los Angeles, she recently completed an outdoor mural at the Bowtie Projects Con/Safos and has exhibited her often auto-biographical work at Commonwealth and Council Gallery, and Fourth Wall. She received a Bachelor of Art from the University of California Los Angeles and is currently in the Masters of Fine Arts program at Columbia University.