How did you get into debt?
As an artist and single mother of two living in NYC, I got into debt in order to survive. It started with student loans with the idea that once I graduated from college I would be supporting myself and my boys as a professional artist. College would be the answer to my low paying dead end "jobs." I would put Graduate school on hold to make my way as a proffessional artist living and working in NYC. Well, after I graduated evrything changed and not for the better. I am in a worse situation that I was before I went to school. I had to move out of New YorkStraddled with debt and no sign of hope
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My economic reality has a huge affect on my art. I have to work more low I have to make do with what I have so I make work from modest materials and objects. If I wasn't in debt I think I could relax more and in turn breath so maybe I would feel less guilt so when I do make work that brings me no income verus working more low paying jobs that eat away my art making time.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I think I could produce more artwork if I wasn't in a ton of debt. I would be able to focus on artmaking instead of how to get out of the financial crisis that I am in. I would be breathing and I think as a result the work would have a chance to grow and evolve more. Instead I am pre-occupied with how to not become homeless as a result of my financial crisis I'm in. All my time is consumed going round and round going no where fast.