Hello, my name is Yana Yakubchik (b. 1989) and I'm an American abstract artist who lives and works in Morganville, New Jersey. In my work, I use the English alphabet and replace the letters with my own symbols to create secret messages buried in lines, dots, squiggles, and X’s. My approach to making art is childlike and simple. Once I decide on a message, I use crayons, gouache paint, markers, and inks to make intuitive, gestural marks.