How did you get into debt?
We are a two income family. Both saleries count. My husband lost his job of 5 years. He has been on unemployment since. The income is not enough to cover our basic monthly expenses and my income ( less dependable and consistent) cannot cover them either. We drained all our saving to pay the missing monthly difference of our bills. On top of that; he needed surgery, then I needed surgery and everything left went to this. We need $60,000 after taxes just to make ends meet and pay our basic bills. Our current annual income is $44,000 gross for two people. We are in hardship and risk loosing our little home where our monthly mortgage is less then an apartment.
Describe your art practice
I am a 43 year exhibiting installation artist, working between sculpture, relief and painting using industrial with handmade materials that I combine. My work is organic geometry and comes out of Process Art.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes perhaps, because I could then afford better quality and different materials, materials that were more permanent or unlikely to fall apart easily. I could afford a studio where I could leave out what I made and am working on for contemplation of needed change, instead of working on a dining room table having to put things away every evening and take them out when I want to work.