DY: The first step is conceptualizing ideas. This takes the longest. I use many materials, including body paint, makeup, paper, and more. I always need a mirror to draw on myself. Frankly, this is a very difficult process—hours of painting through mirrors often makes me dizzy.
The presentation of the work is as important as making it. So whether it’s finding the right frame or the right subject line for Instagram or Twitter, all of it is part of creating the experience or emotion I seek to communicate to my audience.