How did you get into debt?
art school loans
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I am very intent on not working for free (unless it is for a very good cause). Getting decently rewarded for one's labor benefits the entire art community. However it conditions my output. I am probably not as productive as other artists who accepts to work for free. There is, at times, a lot of lag between projects if I am not able to raise funds for it. But it is a reality I embrace. The student debts, so far, have not impacted my art practice. They however burden my daily life.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
most likely, though I think debt has more impact on my life as a whole, than just on my art practice.