Garrett and Sita, Summer 2017, inkjet print made from 35mm negative. 11x14 inches
How did you get into debt?
Purchasing a car, and using credit cards to support my art practice between jobs.
Whitehill Mansion, April 2017,Polaroid, 3.5 x 4.25 inches
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My economic reality affects my art through my inability to purchase materials and create the work I'd like to. If I had less debt I would be able to purchase more film, and seek more opportunities to show my work monthly. However now due to monthly payments, and very little stable income I have to control the amount of materials I use and opportunities I seek. While I have debt, I'm also faced with moving frequently out of my control leaving me unemployed for months at a time.
Julie, 2017, Inkjet Print, 16x24 inches
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My art would look different if I were not in debt because I could afford to purchase more materials to create the work I want to. At the moment my income is very limited, and I have to pay off my debts. The little money I have can go towards purchasing some film and other materials but I have to limit what I create because I lack the funds to continue the work, and make monthly payments towards my debt. I would also be able to seek more opportunities through entry and application fees. Something I can't do now because I have very little disposable income.