I See You WeHo (Miguel Andrisani)

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I See You WeHo_Migel Andrisani

I See You WeHo, 2018

Miguel Andrisani

March 2018 – June 2019

Community Plaza, West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard

The mural was designed by Miguel Andrisani who found inspiration in the poem “I Sing the Body West Hollywood”, a poem created by the City Poet Kim Dower (2016-2018) in collaboration with the West Hollywood community. The poem’s lines evoke West Hollywood’s landscape, landmarks, people, and joie de vivre, in an homage to Walt Whitman’s classic epic poem “I Sing the Body Electric.” The artwork brings the poem to life, through a digital rendering, traversing from day into night (left to right) and from the streetscape to the rooftops of the City (bottom to top).    

“This poem really spoke to me visually & inspired me creatively. West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Kim Dower, in collaboration with the community, brought up so many themes that run throughout the fabric of West Hollywood; all of which makes this city one-of-a-kind. I personally connected with all of the imagery the community wrote about, like the bar Mickey’s before it burnt down. I met my husband on the dance floor at Mickey’s before the fire so it will always hold a special place in my heart. There is a line in the poem: “My city with a small town feel”, that sums up not only my feelings, but the community of WeHo. I included almost all of the visual themes represented in the poem, so what you read, you now can see. In this piece I tried to represent a glimpse of a typical WeHo day from morning to night, at any given time you can simply look out your window and I’m sure you’ll catch a reference or two first hand. Creating visual life to this poem has been truly an honor.” -Miguel Andrisani

Miguel Andrisani is a West Hollywood resident and this is his first public art exhibition.

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