Yuko M. Leong is an art student at Berkeley City College (Vista College) where she studied acrylic painting under Ms. Diane Rusnak, digital photography under Mr. Alan Copeland, printmaking under Mr. Joe Doyle and Mr. Matthew Silverberg. Poetry under Sharon Coleman.

Paper Cut

Scream, Tree

2000

Scream, Tree

Different forms of art can give inner strength for different individuals, transforming one emotion another, from helplessness and rage to acceptance and joy for achieving something new.

Inochinoki
Digital Photography

Fire in You

2003

Fire in You

She moved to the United States in 1981, just after the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington. She kept the images featured on the January 1981 issues of National Geographic as a reminder not to keep her “fire” suppressed within, but rather to let “fire” out in smaller ways.

Inochinoki
Digital Photography

Bubble Under Bridge

2003

Bubble Under Bridge

Passing dreams is not easy task as each of us has own destination. This piece has no painting, only several photos. In a bubble was Dr. Hiroko Minami, delivering Keynote speach at Nursing Graduation Day on June 8, 2007.

born
Digital Photography

To Be Born

2003

To Be Born

Photoshop work with acrylic paint and scanned objects.

TO BE OR SUPPOSED TO BE

I am a nurse midwife.
I no longer catch babies, but I can still feel and hear them.
Welcoming them to this planet.

New plant may not find a perfect spot,
but it will reach out for sun.

“Life is not fair” screams in silence.
Angry and fearful, as if we supposed to have all
same weather.

Knowing that I am only part of nature
I can be with others.