Still from Material Studies, 2016. Materials: orange, Earth Balance vegan butter, ink on paper.
How did you get into debt?
Two Chase credit cards + a lot of moving (once to Rhode Island, once to NYC) + not having enough work to pay for things like the gym, haircuts, groceries, &c. = debt
Still from Material Studies, 2016. Materials: pomegranate, coconut flakes, vegan candles, safety pins, water, ink on paper.
Describe your art practice
I am a writer and mostly draft work on my Apple laptop. I've recently started making sculptures from plant-based ingredients (e.g., fruit, spices, various liquids, vegan wax) imbued with strips of ink on paper.
Still from Material Studies, 2016. Materials: human hair, vegan candles, orange flowers, dried catnip, matchstick, water, ink on paper
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes—I think and write about debt, post-money utopias, the emotional labor entwined with precariat labor that results in additional debt, and a deepening sense of anxiety related to procuring more debt.