Landscape 1, 2017, Approximately 12x 12 x .5", acrylic, ink, duct tape on concrete
How did you get into debt?
I accumulated debt through an attempt at graduate school in New York 8 years ago, as well as obtaining a degree from a technical college.
Landscape 2, 2017, Approximately 14x 12x .5”, acrylic, ink, duct tape on concrete
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My artwork does not currently generate enough income to survive. Until recently, I've lived in cities with a high cost of living. I've been working full-time and utilizing "free-time" to continue with my artistic practice. My economic reality affects my work by making it harder, but not impossible, to devote time and energy to my practice. I'm currently in grad school, working towards an MFA, prioritizing my artistic practice, and accumulating a relatively small amount of debt.
Rain, 2017, Approximately 9x12x.5”, acrylic, ink, aluminum on concrete
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
In some ways yes. At its core, my work would remain process driven and reflect similar interest and research. I do think that I would be more prolific at this stage in my artistic practice if I were not in debt. I would have been able to devote more time and money to my work.