Yanyan Huang

Name: Yanyan Huang
Occupation: Artist and writer
Where you were born: Sichuan, China
Where you live now: Florence, Italy

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What are you currently working on?

A series of silk dresses printed from paintings, drawings, and impressions of places I’ve visited.

What does good energy mean to you?

There isn’t “good” or “bad” energy, there is just energy and its myriad transmutations. There can’t be positive without the negative. No affirmation without negation.

What do you think there is too much of, and too little of?

There are too many trends and too much information. There isn’t enough synthesis and no discernment of information.

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What is on your life-to-do list?

To positively impact my community and create something lasting, whether it’s through my words, artwork, or ideas.

What is your most striking moment?

In college, I took an aviation course and fancied myself an aspiring pilot. Taking off at John Wayne airport in a two-seater Piper Cub was the most terrifying experience: I learned that flight is three-dimensional and not two-dimensional like driving a car. This doesn’t really register when you ride a commercial plane. That one hour was enough to dissuade me from continuing my aviation studies.

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What cracks you up?

People slipping and falling. Once at dinner, someone fell over in their chair at an incredibly slow speed. It was so absurd and preventable. I had to excuse myself to laugh for 10 minutes in the restroom.

What is the WILDEST situation you have ever experienced? Waking up at 4 AM on a 2-day train ride from Beijing to Llhasa and filming the moonlight over snow-covered mountains.

What can’t you live without?

Freedom of thought, ability to formulate ideas, physical traveling across countries, and sunscreen SPF 50+, with both UVA and UVB protection.

What is your next challenge?

Finding like-minded peers.

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What is your Wild Wish? That people would become creators instead of consumers.

text by: Yanyan Huang










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