Fall Break, 2016, plywood, branches, acrylic, latex paint, 52" x 36"
How did you get into debt?
Surrounded, 2016, cardboard, acrylic paint, India ink, rice, 60" x 48"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Yes. Since I work a full time job and commute 2 hours a day I am lucky to get 15 hours a week in studio and still have a life with my wife. Enormous student loan payments, the cost of living in New York and cost of having a studio leaves little for art supplies or anything else. I do consider myself blessed compared to many of my colleagues no able to find consist work because they are freelance, get laid off and visa issues. The government penalizes people with student loan debt when they get married. Its totally unfair and wrong!
Dispersion Incarnate, 2016, charred Ram board, black rice ink, white ink, latex paint, 84" x 36" each
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Perhaps. I am not sure.
Emergence, 2016, plywood, plaster, latex paint, 36" x 48"