HIGH WATERMARK SALO[O]N Volume 3, Number 3
Katie Yates & Julian Wong
Created for an exhibit and performance at the High Watermark Salo[o]n, this collaboration features Morning Songs created by poet Katie Yates and artist Julian Wong. In response to watercolors Julian sent her, Katie created daily meditations compelling to adults and children alike.
Katie Yates grew up mostly in French West Africa with stints in India and Turkey and now finds herself in New Haven, Connecticut not a bad place to raise children. She has a DA from The University at Albany, an MFA from Naropa University and a BA from Carleton College which simply implies she’s well-qualified to converse with a two year old. She lives with her blended family in a brick house in the suburbs and looks for insight in Buddhist teachings as much as she can. She still considers the Pacific Northwest her home.
Julian Wong: “I was born in Cambridge but grew up in Hong Kong. During which time I started learning traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting. After completing high school in Hong Kong, my family moved to California and I continued my education at UC Santa Cruz. At which time I was introduced to plein air painting and I was incredibly inspired by the beautiful coastline of California. I continued my education further at California College of Art in Oakland and San Francisco to study Industrial Design. Currently I live with my wife and baby in Cambridge, dividing my time as an illustrator, painter and industrial designer.”