When artist Sandra Epps, founder of Sandy’s Land, creates her awe-inspiring paintings, they put a smile on the faces of the people who receive them. The catch? They’ll have to look in a mirror to see them because the paintings are on her clients’ bodies.

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For “Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove,” One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Sandra Epps to learn more about body painting and the transformative nature it can have on people’s bodies. Plus, the duo delves deep into how Epps found art at a young age after being diagnosed with lupus, her message of celebrating women who have faced adversity, the process of body painting, and the other mediums, like silk painting, she enjoys working with through her company Sandy’s Land.

Sandra Epps

Detroit-based Body and face painter Sandra Epps works on painting a model during a “Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove” performance.

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