"As We Continue to Move Forward"; 2013; found objects and construction materials; dimensions variable
How did you get into debt?
"Longing, Remember This Image (Longs Peak)"; 2015; found shoeshine box, Plexiglass; 8" x 14" x 7.5"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It slows me down and keeps me more regional in terms of exhibitions. I cannot afford to apply to as many shows across the country. When I endeavor to build an expensive piece I am always weary about the cost of materials and processes. I have forgone processes (such as powder coating) in some works that would make them more durable and longer lasting because I cannot afford to pay.
"While Realizing Our Full Potential"; 2013; found stainless steel sink, found desk lamp, found street light base, found garden flag, PVC pipe, lathed cast plastic, threaded rod, steel, wallpaper, and mixed media; dimensions variable
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Probably not. I developed my work, in part, as a way to continue working without spending a lot of money on materials. I have always felt affected by America's culture-of-excess and re-purposing materials that speak to this excess is central to the concept.
"Confluence of Marching Hearts"; 2014; found heater rewired with 555 timing chip and , 200 American flags, steel, wood, upholstery fabric, mixed media; 50" x 30" x41"