The Flowchart of the Declaration of Occupy Wall Street. 2011, Crowd-sourced ink on paper flowchart developed in Zuccotti Park, 6'x6'
How did you get into debt?
Confronting the Climate: A Flowchart of the People's Climate March, 2016. Post-its, collage and ink insight and imagery drawn from climate movement activists, 12'x3'
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Because of my inherited wealth- which I do nothing to earn- I am able to orient my life around unstable work in organizing and the arts. Everything about how I operate as an artist and an activist is colored by this-- and I know it makes people think that I am generous, virtuous and successful when mostly I'm just lucky. Certainly there's a steady stream of boo-hoo privilege guilt that colors my economic life: how much to value my own time as an activist artist against the value of cash, who I should ask to pay me and how much I should spend/give away each year---but overall, my life is free of the weight of money, and I know I am able to be carefree and generous in a way that most of my artist peers are not.
How do we deal with Climate Change Under Our Current Economic System? (Excerpt from Confronting the Climate: A Flowchart of the People's Climate March)
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
You Shouldn't Have to Read this Poster: a Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment, 2013, Ink on Paper with research via Bill McKibbon, Naomi Klein, and Terry Molner, 8ftx4ft