How did you get into debt?
Student loans, a line of credit, medical bills, and a car
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Economic realities affect everything, art included. The time spent and the amount of money I have to put towards my practice are limited by my income and debts. This said, I have chosen to create and I will continue to practice regardless of my economic reality.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Everything would be different if we weren't in debt. I think my work would be bolder (maybe I need to pretend that I'm not in debt), as would I (take a year off of teaching to devote to my art practice).