Source: Daily Breeze
Eight new murals, 47-foot-high, now adorn the new student residence hall at Carson’s Cal State Dominguez Hills.
The residence hall was designed so its exterior could be used as a roof-to-ground canvas for large-scale art works that can be rotated every few years.
The university described this installation, by multi-disciplinary artist and Los Angeles native iris yirei hu, as telling “stories of people, places and pain and often their interdependencies.”
The collection includes murals of Tongva elder Julia Bogany and Black writer and activist James Baldwin.
“I hope the murals will speak well to students,” hu said. “For students who are learning to heal, struggle, and experiment collaboratively, I think it’s significant to have images of people of color existing and working together decorating their place of residence, study, partying, life making.”