How did you get into debt?
Student loans. My family helped me co-sign for them every year. My grandmother signed over the first year of college, and paid off the first year's debt before she passed away. My parents and wife are bound to the debt as well, It has been uncomfortable at times when they receive calls from debt collectors.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Yeah, financially. I am lucky to have what I have in life, that my family has helped and believed in me even though my artistic education has not really helped me make anymore money than if I hadn't an education. That's it though. I regret nothing. It's all a financial.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I'm not sure. There is a doom and gloom associated with it, but I don't see the debt having any purposeful influence to my work. I suppose I could afford a lot more in life if I wasn't chipping away paying monthly. A studio space? More travel? I could take bigger risks with materials.