How did you get into debt?
I have school loans still from NYU for my MFA, as well as a mortgage and car loan.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I take portrait commissions so that I have immediate income from my art, and work part time as a teacher, rather than focusing on long term goals for my studio practice.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
It's hard to say, but very likely yes