Nyx 24"X24" Mixed media on board
How did you get into debt?
Apasia 24"X36" Mixed media on board
How does your economic reality effect your art?
There are costs associated with creative endeavor. Materials, applying to shows and residencies, researching opportunities, and collaboration with others, all have a cost. That cost may be time, or it may be financial. My economic reality at times limits the opportunities I can pursue. There are many things that effect my decision to apply or participate in a show, things such as how costly will it be to get the work prepared to show. If the event far enough outside my geographic region, can I absorb the cost of delivery of the work and in the event, it does not sell, the cost to retrieve the work. I must decide if I have the means to attend the opening. If I do not have the means to attend, I lose the chance to network with the artists and collectors in attendance and lose the opportunity to represent my work in person. These connections can be critical to broadening my audience. My economic reality may or may not affect my work per se, however how it affects the opportunities that are woven through my life as a creative.
Ontology 24"X36" Mixed media on board
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
If I were not in debt my work would look different however it is difficult to define how. I think for me, it is more about how my art practice would look different. Therefore, the art created would look different. I am influenced by everything I experience, these experiences are purposefully ingested, digested, egested & synthesized into my work. Being debt free would allow me to have a vaster array of experiences.
Philia 24"X25" Mixed media on board