Developing: What is the most important part of your creative process?
Madrona: My most important part of my creative process is doing what I want. My art is always the best when it’s coming straight from me. I almost never ask other people’s opinions on my makeup. I do much more for my performance art, but it’s the people I trust most — like my family. But I still have the final say in it. As far as my makeup goes, I just don’t take advice. I'm going to do exactly what my brain wants to do.
D: When does inspiration come easiest to you?
M: Inspiration comes easiest to me when I'm in a good mood. Makeup is not mindless at all. I think about what I’m going to do a lot, but I can do it anytime. The performance art is much more difficult. Thinking about ideas is so hard. Sometimes it’s a three-hour process or even longer for a three second video. I like to keep in a good mood, so I can do my art well. I love to play video games, ride bikes, spend time with my family, watch my favorite movies, anything I like.
D: How do you typically start your creative process?
M: I don’t have too much of a creative process for my makeup. I'll sit down in my bathroom, put on my favorite music, and stare at myself in the mirror looking at these tiny, tiny little dots. And then when it comes to performance art, I’ll think of ideas just randomly. I’ll be looking at something and be like, “oh there we go”, and I have it. And then when I can't think of an idea, I walk around my house just staring at objects until I'm like, “ok I can do this with this, or I can do this with this”. It can be very frustrating. My performance art is definitely more difficult to do.