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MLA @ Louisiana State University Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture


EDUCATION

Master of Landscape Architecture in Louisiana State University. May, 2014 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Southeast University, China. June, 2012

SKILLS

Computer Skills AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Google SketchUp, Rhinoceros, Rhino Terrain, Grasshopper, 3ds Max, Artlantis, ArcGIS Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, AfterEffects Language Skills English (TOEFL: 26/R+28/L+22/S+27/W=103) Chinese (Native)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AECOM Shanghai, Shanghai. 5/2013-7/2013 Internship Design and Representation with AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, 3ds MAX, Photoshop, AI, InDesign in Nanjing Hexi Urban Landscape, Suzhou Linear Park, Wuhan Shuion Shanghai Pudong Architectural Design & Research Institute, Shanghai. 7/2011-10/2011 Internship Design and Construction Drawings with AutoCAD Sketchup, Photoshop, AI in Italy Pavilion of Post Shanghai Expo, Yingtan Old Port Reconstruction Yuning Cheng Studio, Nanjing. 7/2010-9/2010 Internship Design and Construction Drawings with AutoCAD, Sketchup, physical models in Tongle Garden, Chuzhou.

HONORS & AWARDS

LA General Scholarship,Louisiana State University, 2013 First-prize of Emblem Design Competition of SCLAE 2012, 2011 Third-prize of 7th Horticultural Expo of Jiangsu Province, 2011 Recreational Activities Awards, 2009,2010 Excellent Student Awards, 2008, 2009

REFERENCE

Bradley E. Cantrell, Director, Associate Professor D: 225-578-1434 Email: cantrell@lsu.edu Austin Allen, Ph.D., ASLA,Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator D: 225-578-1479 Email: austina@lsu.edu Rogelio Diche, UAP, Senior Landscape Designer/ Associate D: 86-021-61572389 Email: Rogelio.Diche@aecom.com

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Yitian Wang Student ASLA

DATASCAPE

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[Responsive Landscape]

AORTA

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N. GALVEZ STREET

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FISH MIGRATION

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INTEGRATE HARMONY

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TIME CORRIDOR

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TECHNOLOGY DRAWINGS REPRESENTATION

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[Ecological Climate Defense] [Vacant Lot Revitalization]

[Nanjing Hexi Urban Landscape Design] [Chinese Tranditional Garden Design] [Guishan City Park Design]

MLA student @ Louisiana State University ywan139@tigers.lsu.edu 225-278-9011 550 Lee Dr. Baton Rouge, LA70808

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DATASCAPE

[Responsive Landscape] Site: West Oakland, Oakland, CA Type: Team Work Tutor: Bradley Cantrell Team Member: Yi Liu, Matty A. Williams Description We propose a framework that will bring forward hidden information in order to create a virtual landscape. In order to unveil ‘hidden’ data, in real-time, we are creating a tool for use by various parties interested in environmental justice for West Oakland, CA. Community members are physically impacted by poor air quality, but have no way of understanding the real-time data, in its current, to a degree that enhances the ability to sense their environment. As the team leader, I took most of the design and represenation work in this project, including setting up the framework, designing the interfaces and the lighting infrastructure, and making the animation and 90% of the final product. http://responsivelandscapes.com/2013/12/07/datascape-2/

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LOOP Interstate traffic, factories near residential neighborhoods, and the nearby port industry emit large amounts of pollutants, which spread into West Oakland. Particulate matter makes up the largest concentration of emissions. Our research identified two issues regarding the measurement of pollution throughout West Oakland: 1) current data recording methods do not allow for data interaction at the local (community) scale and 2) there is an issue in citizen’s ability to comprehend and react to environmental stressors. Overall, access to clear data communicating the quality of the air at any given site throughout West Oakland is needed. The impact of democratizing data became evident after the March 11, 2011 tsunami devastated Japan and caused a nuclear accident. A sensor device designed by Libelium was dispersed to help people in Japan measure levels of radiation in their everyday life after the Fukushima disaster. Radiation levels measured by citizens locally, when compared to the Japanese government’s stated radiation levels, produced overwhelming discrepancies. As a result, the Japanese government accelerated nuclear cleaning efforts. Taking cues from Fukushima’s radiation sensors, we have an opportunity to improve environmental quality and human health in West Oakland, CA. We propose a framework, which allows the West Oakland community to understand ambient environmental conditions, in real-time, and thereby make healthier commuting decisions.

FRAMEWORK The framework contains five major components including a Sensing System, Data Platform, Communication Platform, Data Visualizations, and Infrastructural Implementation.

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fig. 1: existing loop and proposed loop fig. 2: framework index


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SENSING SYSTEM This system archives environmental data from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and air sensors dispersed throughout West Oakland. Sensors enable pollution concentrations (PM2.5, PM10, DPM, and Ozone) to be recorded in real-time, with geo-tagged coordinates. Weather attributes including temperature, humidity, wind, and photochemical smog. Each sensor has proximity of 250 feet.

DATA PLATFORM The data platform provides the definition of visualization and implementation. Xively, a customizable data hosting site, allows us to crowd-source data from our sensing system and compile this data at different time scales. The visualization of this data temporally allows for easier comparison, and a better understanding of fluctuating air quality. Within this platform, we have created an Air Quality Index (AQI) color range and a monochromatic color range. Utilizing Grasshopper parametric modeling to determine the monochromatic range, we created a relationship between X (real time data) and Y (time interval) coordinates based on the data provided by one central monitoring tower within West Oakland. In addition, we developed a bar graph of the AQI set by EPA, which indicates PM levels and their associated health risk.

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fig. 1: data/ color proximity

DATA PLATFORM

A voronoi definition in grasshopper defines the proximity of the colors converted from our monochromatic range. The mid-perpendicular of each line of connecting sensors intersects and forms cells of colors, which read as a heat map of environmental quality when blurred.

VISUALIZATION MODULES

Through three user interfaces and one plug-in for the Google Map API, this portion of our framework includes the communication platform and real-time visualization modules. The map interface provides an overview of PM levels in West Oakland. The chart at the bottom shows pollution data at different timescales overlaid in a perspective interface. Interactive icons enable easy toggle between an individual sensor’s readings, identification of nearby emission sources, and health risk levels within the given proximity. The exported interface is shown in the example as a composite map displaying temperature, PM levels, health risk, direction, and emission sources simultaneously.

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SEE THE ANIMATION OF THE INTERFACE https://vimeo.com/81238689


fig. 2: map interface

fig. 3: export example from the map interface

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fig. 1: perspective interface

SEE THE ANIMATION OF THE INTERFACE https://vimeo.com/81238690

VISUALIZATION MODULES The second interface utilizes perspectives to illustrate PM levels and the associated health risk when people hold their phones out to scan the environment. The intensity of the color gradient overlaid on the interface, along with the health bar slider atop the interface, communicate the perceived health risk at that locale. Animated particle densities indicate fluctuating PM levels. The interface highlights emission sources, while other basic components such as a compass and weather attributes further help people internalize their surroundings. Over time, users will begin to read their environment based on these color and visual cues to air quality.

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The third component to our visualization module is a route-choosing plug-in for Google Maps, utilizing gHowl, the Google Map API, and our proposed sensing system. We created a geo grid based on street intersections in West Oakland, and used our data platform to evaluate PM level at each intersection. The Google Map API proposes routes to users in a direction search. Simultaneously, the grasshopper model selects the closest coordinates and evaluates the maximum/minimum/average/mean levels of PM along each route. A recommendation of which route to take is now considers routes with lower exposure to PM concentrations. Ideally the route choosing protocol should encourage healthier decision making abilities on behalf of West Oakland residents.


fig. 3: communication interface

fig. 2: route choosing plug-in

SEE THE ANIMATION OF THE PLUGIN https://vimeo.com/81238691

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fig. 2: concept

INFRASTRUCTURAL IMPLEMENTATION The implementation of our strategy encompasses a website, mobile app, site installation, and public infrastructure. The product of this framework, we hope, will result in realtime data accessible by designers, scientists, community members, artists, and policy makers. Plan The plan shows the installation and infrastructure we propose; a new armature for the BART Station and a new lighting system for the streets of West Oakland.

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Concept The new BART armature uses strips of LED lights to illustrate regional and local PM levels at different time scales. The BART station forms a confluence of different user experiences, specifically with relation to passage time through, or by the station. User experience with this site can range from minutes to an entire day. As such, we wanted to make the armature respond to this time sensitivity. Each individual strip is used to represent a one-minute change of both regional and local data. Local PM levels are translated as a certain color intensity within a monochromatic gradient. The length of each strip is determined by the regional PM level, every minute. Each minute throughout the day a new PM level reading is disseminated from the centerline of the station.


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Perspective Made by Yi Liu

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SEE THE ANIMATION OF THE FACADE http://vimeo.com/81239000 SEE THE 3D MODEL https://sketchfab.com/show/ cb415737587e412b8a1718c9654094a0

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[Ecological Climate Defense] Site: Houston Ship Channel & Galveston Bay, Houston, TX Type: Independent Work Tutor: Rob Holmes Description This studio focuses on landscapes associated with maritime commerce in the Houston metropolitan area along the Houston Ship Channel and around Galveston Bay. The studio is divided into two primary component exercises: first, a critical analysis of landscape conditions along the Ship Channel at a regional scale and, second, the production of design interventions that react to this analysis at a site scale, within the context of a set of quasi-fictional public clients that anticipate and demand new potentials for Ship Channel landscapes. Oyster Communities are prototyped here focusing on a new relationship between endangered human communities and storm surge.

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INTERESTS| TIMELINE To response to the storm surge condition and the ecological condition, the site is chosen as the representative of the region. It includes Morgan’s point, Shoreacres, and the shoreline of La Porte. The site is within the 15’ contour, and the land use of the site is mostly residential. The demographics show the majority of workers in La Porte are salaried or private wage earners. And one third (29.4 percent) of the City’s working age population are in management, professional, and related fields, which contributes to the City’s relatively high family income. La Porte also has a relatively low unemployment rate. They do have some open spaces along the shoreline, but they don’t have infrastructures preventing storm surge. In their history, there used to be a national famous beach called Sylvan Beach. But World War II and the coming of NASA and two important container ports of PHA eventually changed La Porte into a bedroom community for industry. They’ve started to restore the beach and trying to recapture the image of “city by the sea”.

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The tracks of the major hurricanes While the coastal portions of the region are more at risk to the effects of hurricanes than the other parts of the region, the entire region is in a hurricane hazard area and can be expected to experience more serious hurricanes in the future. The possibility of a hurricane occurring along the upper coast of Texas is significant. Since the 16th century, 26 major storms have made landfall on the Southeast Texas coast. Damage totals for these 26 storms is estimated to be over 80 billion in 2007 US dollars.

Habitat This map shows the habitat distribution of the region. It includes salt water marsh, coastal prairie, intermediate marsh, freshwater marsh, bottomland forest, upland forest, and oyster reefs. These habitats fringed the Gulf, absorbing the constant energy of wind and waves, and reducing the impacts of coastal hazards on communities and the shoreline. Today, the Gulf Coast and the 24 million people who live here and the countless businesses that operate here are increasingly vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.

The endangered area If a major hurricane strikes once every 100 years, and you live with the 25’ contour, there is a 1/3 chance that your house will be flooded. The lighter blue shows the area within 25’ contour, and the darker blue shows the area within 15’ contour. The texture show the urbanized area, which is occupied by a large number of people. <15’ 90K Populations/ 43.8K Job Opportunity 7.3B land Value <20’ 163.4K Populations/ 60K Job Opportunity 7.7B land Value <25’ 244.5K Populations/ 81.5K Job Opportunity 19.2B land Value

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Shallow bathymetry 7' average \Water level changes mainly according to tidal level Hurricane hazard Lack ofsurge preventing infrastructure Rising Salinity Oyster reefs restoration Shorline Erosion Subsidence Industry Expansion Dredging

RESEARCH

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PROTOTYPE

Existing Extreme Tides & Storms Storm Height after Attenuation

Subtidal Waters Native Deep Rooted Deciduos Trees in Buffer Native Grasses & Shrubs on Banks

Submerged Aquiatic Vegetation Artificial Oyster Reefs

Attenuate storm surge impact Prevent shoreline erosion

The prototype includes sub-tidal reefs in upper Galveston Bay to break the surge in the Bay.

The oyster reefs constructed under the private piers can prevent coastline erosion. Intertidal reefs act as corridors for sightseeing and exercise.

The oyster reefs in front of Sylvan Beach can both protect the beach from the storm surge, and form new beach area between the existing beach and the reefs.

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Provide resource for intertidal and subtidal reefs Attenuate storm surge impact Prevent shoreline erosion Improve habitat and water quality

Nursery near the open spaces contains the piers and the shells in plastic mesh bags to attract the larvae, oyster net to grow the spat, and the artificial oyster reefs to prevent the storm surge.


1 The Main Nursery

2 Intertidal Reef & Subtidal Reef

3 Two Secondary Nuresries

4 Self- sustainable System

The life circulation of oysters for this project is we collect oyster shells from restaurants and fishing decks, and put them into the plastic mesh bags under the deck. The shells will attract larvae to growth on them. 2 weeks later, the spat could be deposit to the net for several days of growth and then be transport to the sub-tidal and intertidal reefs. The 4 maps show how the circulation of the oysters be applied to the site. First the main nursery is constructed with the resources coming from restaurants and the existing oyster reefs. Then the nursery starts to provide oysters for the intertidal reefs and subtidal reefs. The two secondary nurseries could be built and with resources from both previous institutions and the reefs constructed in the project. Then the system could be self-sustainable and even provide oysters for the surrounding area.

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N GALVEZ STREET [Vacant Lot Revitalization]

Site: Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA Type: Independent Work Tutor: Austin Allen Description N. Galvez Street used to be an important street in Lower 9th. This project tries to build a solid argument about the importance of the direct connection between both sides of N. Galvez across the canal, and regenarate the blocks along N. Galvez with its local culture character, the favor of art. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the place for artists to express themselves, and for everyone to share their understanding of the regeneration of the lower 9th ward. This project challenges current problems of the historical street revitalization, and creates contemporary solutions based on landscape infrastructure and vacant lot design.

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STATION CINEMA MUSEUM LIBRARY HOSPITAL PHARMACY BAR/ CAFE BARBERSHOP CHURCH COMMUNITY HOUSE ART SALON PARK NURSERY MARKET

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MIXED-USE AREA Parks, nurseries and commercial areas are combined together to provide convenience for recreation and business. Make Galvez St for pedestrian and bicycles with a bus system connected to the existing one. This area provides varieties of spaces for artists to show their works. Live shows are combined with the commercial activities. The corridor can provide continuous exhibition and performance art. Use the vacant lot to build the rain garden and connect the system to the cypress swamp.

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The idea of groundcover of this area comes from the costum of mardi gras indians. This area can be used to celebrate festivals. Some screens are designed to seperate the existing residential area and the public area. Select some economic plants to grow in the garden. The market is built beside the park to provide convinience for trend. A library is also planned to be built near the garden for the combination of indoor and outdoor education. The rain garden system is built to solve the drainage problem in this area. Exsisting mature live oaks make N. Galvez attractive. Form a network to connect neighborhood, and provide shield for pedestrian and bicycles.

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FISH MIGRATION

[Nanjing Hexi Urban Landscape Design] Site: Nanjing, China Type: Intern Work Firm: AECOM Director: Rogelio Diche Major Designers: Rogelio Diche, Yan Hu, Jing Chen Description The migration of fish and the rive are the source for inspiring shapes, forms, and phenomena, which will be translated into landscape layout, furnishings, surfaces, edging and structures. It's a project I participated in during my intern period. My major resonsibility is to discuss and cooperate with the designers and the director together in site design and representation. I produced cad file of the plan, part of the site plan, Sketchup model, sections and perspectives.

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1.Train Line 2.Basement to Park Access 3.Plaza 4.Urban Cultural Walk 5.APM 6.Cultural BLDG 7. BLDG Lawn Sitting 33

8.Tent Market Street 9.Water cascade 10.Wetland island 11.Wetland Promenade 12.Vision Art BLDG 13.Landform sculpture garden 14.Car Basement Access

15.Outdoor Tent Market Walk 16. Outdoor Promenade 17.Sitting Promenade 18.River 19.Feature Bridge 20.Feature Promenade Suspension Board


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21.Activity Lawn 22.Amphitheater Lawn 23. Board Walk 24. Art Wall Garden 25. Terraced Wetland Demonstration garden 26.South Wetland Entry Garden

27.Water Fountain 28.Flower Garden 29.Celebration Plaza 30.Music Garden 31.Lower Promenade 32. Upper Promenade and Sitting 33.Sunken Plaza Basement

34.Sculpture Garden 35.Dance Garden 36.Play Garden 37.View Deck 38.Civic Plaza 39.Celebration Drive Avenue 34


INTEGRATE HARMONY

[Chinese Tranditional Garden Design] Site: Chuzhou, China Type: Independent Work Tutor: Cheng Yuning Description The theme of this project is to express the ideal of a Chinese famous litterateur and politician named Ouyang Xiu in Northern Song Dynasty. His main ideal of administration is that joy shared with others are more enjoyed. This site has its tipical background include an Ouyang Xiuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reserved pavilion, a stele with Ouyangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prose written by his student Su Shi, and abundant cultural and natural resources. The project is trying to represent the the idea of harmony through the methord of Yin and Yang, and it's also aimed to get better understanding of Chinese Tranditional Architecture.

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Section I-I

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WALK AROUND

STRUCTURE DESIGN

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TIME CORRIDOR [Guishan City Park design] Site: Nanjing, China Type: Independent Work Tutor: Yang Donghui Description The site locates at the foot of the ancient Nanjing city wall, and is surrounded by residential areas. History here is buried, and the citizen need open space for daily excercise and excursion. This project is to revive the history, as well as to provide space for the citizen to relax and exercise. The idea of this park is the "changes", to express which, a floating corridor is introduced into the site, which will bring a delightful time travel in 4 seasons of the site.

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Plan

To provide open space for the local, as well as to enlight the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own character, the time corridor is introduced to organize functional areas and present the time-related sights. legend 1 entrance square 2 sports park 3 winter garden 4 commercial area 5 spring corridors 6 relic space 7 tourist center 8 the waterfall stage 9 reading woods

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TIME CORRIDOR Theme

Perspective

Corridor Summer The waterfall stage When walking on the corridor beside the waterfall, the fresh and cool feelings are strengthened. The open space is the beginning of the time travel.

Fall The nursery The nursery follows the original topography of the site, and the corridor provide good viewpoint to see the whole harvest scenario.

Spring The grove Several routes and corridors are constructed in the remained bamboo grove. To protect the site and give the way to escape from crowds, the corridor is partialy shored up.

Winter The rock garden The terraces are fiiled with red rubber, wich can easily show the beauty of snow in the winter.

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Vegetation

Seasonal Changes With water level decreased, the waterfall separates into streams.

As the weather getting colder, the visual connection between the relic walls and the tourist center is strengthened.

As the weather getting colder, the visual connection between the relic walls and the tourist center is strengthened.

When winter comes, the ground of the winter garden becomes conspicuous, bringing warm color for the cold weather.

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TECHNOLOGY DRAWINGS [Baton Rouge City Park Hill Design]

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SCALE

GRADING PLAN

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SCALE

VERTICAL ALIGNMENT

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HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT

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TECHNOLOGY DRAWINGS [Zen Garden Detail Design]

PAVEMENT & GRAVEL

PAVEMENT

CRASHED GRAVEL

DRAINAGE PIPE

FREE-STANDING ROCK

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WOOD DECK LAYOUT

PILLAR SECTION

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REPRESENTATION

[Modeling and Rendering of Cloud City]

It's a first-year g raduate course focusing on digital representation including 3ds Max and after effects. The model is built by speculating pictures of Cloud City, which is an artwork by Tomรกs Saraceno showed on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum. To see the video, please visit: https://vimeo.com/85874905

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[Hand Drawings]

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[Exhibition Piece Byways and bayous; traversing the teche]

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I am not an optimist, but a great believer of hope. - Nelson Mandela

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Yitian Wang MLA student @ Louisiana State University ywan139@tigers.lsu.edu 225-278-9011 550 Lee Dr. Baton Rouge, LA70808

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