How did you get into debt?
I got into debt because I really needed more money and I made an investment into a company that I thought was going to make me a lot of money so I made the mistake of skipping a few rent payments to pay for the investment. The business investment did not make any money at all and now my son and I are on the verge of ejection. I feel terrible about this, I feel like I am failing as a responsible parent. I am trying my best but I need help.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My artistic careers are impossible to build without economic stability. But, art is not relying on the economic hierarchy. It means, spending a lot of money is not equal to make good works. Depending on how artists decide their goals and how they present their passions, artworks move audiences' mind. A dream is a wish your heart makes. It is hard to spend money into artworks which is not for selling. As long as I want to make something with hungry spirits for my works if I did not have enough money, I try to satisfy my situation. And, I will find other solutions to replace ways, finding grants or fellowships.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, I would have more time to invest in my art as I am currently looking for ways to pay back this huge debt that I owe my landlord.