How did you get into debt?
I chose it.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Everything in my life is dedicated to my art and I continually make sacrifices in order to provide a lifestyle for myself where I can work as efficiently as possible. The reality for me is that I'll do what needs to be done and that has always been the case. If I need to work 18 hour days to take care of myself and create work then I do it. Being an artist is one of the most challenging career choices because we are the creatives, the producers, the directors, the media and PR person all in one. My time in the studio suffers sometimes because taking on all of those roles, including providing for myself doesn't always allow me to give the work itself my all.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I don't think it would look any different. I can afford the debt I chose.