How did you get into debt?
I became disabled with multiple sclerosis
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It makes it so I cannot afford a studio where I could use proper equipment like blacksmithing tools and a forge. Instead I have to amke smaller pieces and work with thinner metal so I may use an oxy-acetylene torch to make my pieces. I also limited to the amount of time I can spend creating as I have to travel to afford a cheap place to make my art. I also have no place to practice my performance art as I only have my livingroom. I cannot afford proper video and photography equipment for photography work, performance based photographs, video of performance, and video editing software, as well as photo software. In addition, I can create work using 3D animation and cannot afford to have a piece I created to be digitally printed. I have numerous files ready for video editing but do not have the software to put them together.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, it wouldn't reflect the poverty people with disabilities face. In addition, I would be able to afford a proper space where I could weld, blacksmith.