Broken Skin, 2016, Pin, vitreous and painted enamel on copper, sterling silver, 2.5 cm (diameter) x .25cm (depth), photo by Nick Gialanella
How did you get into debt?
The entirety of my debt is from Student Loans for Undergrad and Graduate School (most Graduate School)
Irritated Skin, 2016, Pin, vitreous and painted enamel on chased and repoussed copper, sterling silver, 2.5 cm (diameter) x .75cm (depth), photo by Nick Gialanella
Describe your art practice
I work in repurposed materials and enamel to create wearable art, and also create drawings and works on paper. My works, regardless of medium, focus on memory as a folkloric medium, domestic objects and spaces, and the permeability of the physical and social body.
Exalted Hand, 2013, Pendant, antique silver-plated spoon, sterling silver, 5cm (L) x 2.5 cm (W) x .5 cm (D)
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I believe so. Less or no debt would open up possibilities for forms of employment that would allow me more temporal and financial resources to devote to my artistic practice.
Full Bloom, 2015, colored pencil on paper, 11in x 13.5in, photo by Andrew McAllister