IMG_4047.PNG from no man's land series, 2015, archival inkjet print on plexiglass, 30x20 inches.
How did you get into debt?
I took out student loans to pay for school, have amassed credit card debt to pay for living expenses (food, art materials, building a studio etc) when money has been tight. I also took on debt to buy a car when I moved out of the city (to live with my parents so that I can save money).
no man's land installation at The Cyclorama, 2015, inkjet prints on plexiglass, steal frame, wire.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I work a number of jobs, which means I don't have a lot of free time. I don't have money for a studio space, which means that my practice happens in my living space, which means a lot of my work exists only digitally or on a much smaller scale than intended. I don't act on a lot of ideas because I can't afford the materials (film, ink, paper, etc).
IMG_8406.PNG from no man's land series, 2015, archival inkjet print on plexiglass, 20x13 inches.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My work would be more fully realized if I weren't in debt. I might have the time and resources to finish things the way I envision them, instead of having premature limits based on my ability to devote time and budget to them.
IMG_7990.PNG from no man's land series, 2015, archival inkjet print on plexiglass, 20x13 inches.