'Memory Tree', 2017, assemblage with found objects, rope and seed pods, approx 14" x 14" x 18"
How did you get into debt?
Student loans, economic hardship and underemployment.
"Dark Garden: Hand", 2017, print of video still, 7" x 5"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My economic reality means that unless I am in an institutional setting that expects me to produce work, art making feels like a luxury that I cannot afford. Taking care of my family's basic needs and staying on top of minimum debt payments come first.
"Peaks Island No. 1" 2003, Found object assemblage with driftwood, shells, sea glass and sand, approx. 4" x 14"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I'm not sure if or how my work would look different if I didn't have debt. On the one hand access to debt has enabled me to produce work. On the other hand, economic pressures also inhibit me from producing work and establishing good habits for a healthy artistic practice.
"In the Dark Corner of the Garden No. 1", 2018, print of installation view, 8.5" x 11"