Meet a Lab Assistant: Chris Yates

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How long have you been a lab assistant at Latitude and what is your role?
I have been a lab assistant since September of 2016.  

What do you enjoy most about working at Latitude?
I really enjoy the community aspect at Latitude.  Everyone who comes into the space are working artists from the lab users all the way up to the Executive Director and the board.  It creates a great space to collaborate and be inspired.  

Tell us a little bit about your art and projects you are currently focusing on.
All of my projects are story based and usually long term so I always have a number of projects that I am working on.  This past May, I published my first book:  Emmaus: The Nature of the Way (Marymount Institute Press 2017) and am currently in preproduction for my second.  Alongside that I am in post production for a documentary about an archaeologist whose life work aims to prove that humans settled in North America 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.  

What does “being creative” mean to you?
Being creative to me is not stopping yourself from chasing what you want in your heart. 

What is the title of the last book you read?
I am not an avid reader so I will tell you the last movie I saw in theaters:  Sleeping Beauty in 70mm at the Music Box.  

What type of music are you currently listening to?
I love reggae music and motion picture soundtracks.  I alternate between the two pretty exclusively.  

What artist(s) is currently inspiring you?
Dan Winters, Joey L, and Rob Kaczmark

Take a look at Chris's work here - 

Personal Website:

Emmaus: The Nature of the Way