Noe Gaytan (accent on e and 2nd a)
How did you get into debt?
Obtaining a Master's in Fine Arts.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
The biggest burden is not being able to afford a space in which to make art.If I did have a space, I would have very little money for supplies. On the flip-side, my economic reality has also influenced the type of art that I make. It has opened my eyes not just to my own experience, but to the reality of the lives of millions of other people and to the way that systems of economic oppression function.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
If I were not personally in debt, I probably would not be doing work on the subject of debt. I would also have more money available for artistic pursuits. My monthly loan payment could afford me a studio, which I don't currently have.