Marilyn Yu is a creative guru who has interwoven media, ideas and people in her creations for over a decade. In her latest works, Yu is creating the mythology for a contemporary heroine, Eva, with a team of creative professionals.Â By challenging the stagnant ideas of the dominant belief systems, ...
Marilyn Yu is a creative guru who has interwoven media, ideas and people in her creations for over a decade. In her latest works, Yu is creating the mythology for a contemporary heroine, Eva, with a team of creative professionals.Â By challenging the stagnant ideas of the dominant belief systems, Yu aims to empower people to take control of their thoughts instead of letting thoughts control them. Last year she released "Relations That Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries," a piece of art in book form that bridges the worlds of fine art, fashion, and fiction. Her up-coming book project, "La FemmeÂ Fatale,"Â is a gateway work that invites readers to have an intimate interaction with the beautiful and profound.
Yuâ€™s artwork has always mixed her lighthearted and humorous perspective with critical topics ranging from urban sprawl to the culture of consumerism. Â Indeed, she was a pioneer in introducing sustainability to high fashion with her award-winning, hemp-based clothing line, Plutonium Clothing.
Yu strives to direct our cultural evolution onto a more constructive trajectory. As advances in technology break down traditional boundaries, Yu finds our inherited cultures unskilled at dealing with the collisions of different ideas and views. Instead of leading to greater understanding, easier access to information and people has led to defensiveness and an entrenchment of ideas. She believes that as our interdependence increases, the ultimate ramification of misdirected aggression is self-destruction. This motivates her to strive for compassion and self-exploration in order to shed inherited expectations and obligations. Â
Yu's vision is to bring diverse people together to engage in reflection, critical thinking, and cooperation. Her dedication to building and transforming consciousness and community-based organizations impels her to assemble teams that question the status quo and love to experiment. She works through a collaborative process that creates space for spontaneity and organic development.
Yu has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.
My Groups: fairytales