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A Road Trip in Tibet

A Road Trip in Tibet

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in Journal

Having lived in mainland China for over six years, I had always wanted to travel to Tibet. For many casual travellers, it is a remote region of the world, both vast and harsh – and in many ways, also not without its own share of obstacles to access. Its allure, while partly from the pure natural […]

leonyan.com 3.0

leonyan.com 3.0

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016 in News

The new site for leonyan.com 3.0 is here! The whole website has been completely redesigned and now features a Journal, new work, more features, and some updates. Hope you like it!

The One You

The One You

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Journal

The One You are monthly planned urban retreats that take city dwellers and working professionals in China to select natural locations in Moganshan or Hangzhou for a rejuvenating weekend trip away from the city. During that time, participants take part in activities such as sessions of yoga, hiking along trails, farming with local villagers, enjoying healthy organic […]

Koenji Awa Odori

Koenji Awa Odori

Posted by on Aug 23, 2015 in Journal

At the end of every summer, Kōenji plays host to Tokyo’s largest Awa Odori. This lively annual Japanese traditional dance festival originally started in Tokushima and was later adopted in Kōenji post-war by urban migrants from Tokushima Prefecture. Every year it attracts as many as 12,000 dancers and 1.2 million visitors over the course of just two days. […]

Process for VSCO Artist Initiative Project No. 1

Process for VSCO Artist Initiative Project No. 1

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Journal

My project for the VSCO Artist Initiative is based around the concept of producing a series of large-format posters inspired by music. The methods involved in the image making aspect are varied and not limited to any one specific technique. Certainly collage, both by hand and in Photoshop, is one of my favorite techniques but because […]

The VSCO Artist Initiative

The VSCO Artist Initiative

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in News

Proud to be one of the six first recipients of the VSCO Artist Initiative Grants! The VSCO Artist Initiative™ is a grant and movement of solidarity that provides artists the resources to pursue their creative vision, no matter what the medium. The Initiative honors art and artist by discovering, funding, advising, and promoting creatives from […]

The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.

– Terrence McKenna