'Treatise on the societal conditions of rampant consumerism/Doodle of a kidney waving a white flag' -- Spring 2015 -- Two liter bottles, plastic bag -- 13" x 13" x 12"
How did you get into debt?
I got into debt because of the hyperinflation of college education costs and the exorbitant interest rates associated with the loans to pay for it.
'That moment when you see a pothole coming but it's too late to do anything but clench your ass and ride' -- Spring 2015 -- Coccyx, tape -- 6" x 4" x 1.5"
Describe your art practice
As an artist I'm interested in working with found materials and commonplace objects and manipulating their intrinsic properties and associations to instill in others a sense of wonder in the things with which we surround ourselves.
'I like to think of myself as a harbinger. Not of anything specific, just generally a guy who harbinges.' -- Fall 2016 -- Wood, pipe clamps, 40 pounds of screws -- 72" x 30" x 10"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Were I not in debt I would certainly have less stress overall, and would more readily make larger purchases and investments in art and materials, as well as potentially not working with found objects often sourced from industrial dumpsters, although I may also not have felt as strongly the impetus to continue my education to the graduate level, as this also served as a 'stay of execution' from Sallie Mae.
'Delivering the people's elbow to a movie star through a psychic barrier' -- Fall 2016 -- Wood -- 48" x 73" x 3.5"