SD “What inspires you?”
Naomi “Being raised in Singapore, coming to America, and to be engulfed in a different culture. I do a lot of female nudity because I grew up in a really conservative Chinese culture. When I came to the states I experienced openness and from that I started to explore the idea to be ok with your sexuality.
SD “How has Detroit impacted your art?
Naomi “Detroit is a huge artist hub and when I first moved to America I lived in a small town in Colorado. There wasn't a lot of art of creativity there so I didn't really grow as an artist. When I moved to Detroit I noticed the diversity or art and people. There are actually people of color in Detroit!? It’s comforting not feeling like a complete outsider.”
SD “Who is your favorite artist”
Naomi “Oliver Jeffers. He is a children's book author. I enjoy his use of mixed media and he childrens work. That was the reason why I got into art, I wanted to make books for children, but now I just draw photos of naked ladies. I would like to become a children's author. I would want it to be a little “darker” more of what the world actually is.”