Participant Year 4

iris yirei hu

Pasadena, CA

iris yirei hu paints, weaves, dyes, writes, and composts her lived reality into large installations and cross-cultural collaborations as a way to redeem the embodied intimacy we have with the natural world. She works in community with artists, scientists, historians, keepers of traditions, and organizers to find kinship. She centers study and listening, through which she is able to collaboratively shape transformative futures and friendships. Her practice is deeply rooted in reflective questioning: what if we understood history as generations of people cultivating love and optimism through building relationships, instead of centering an individual or a sequence of violent events?

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