Belonging in Transition, Part One: The Whole Poem. 2015. Photographic Print. 39" by 57"
How did you get into debt?
college and life
Belonging in Transition, Part One: Chaotic. 2015. Photographic Print. 13" by 19"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Economics and my economic analysis of capitalism affects my art in that I believe whole heartedly in flat pay structures as a means to foster financial equity. This means that whenever I get a contract, commission, or residency that designates working with a specific population I always bring on a co-lead artist that is of that better reflects and represents that community. But it is not enough for me to just bring them on as a co-lead. I also outline the exact budget of the contract and then after fiscal fees are taken into account the money gets split evenly across all co-lead artists. Sometimes this means that there is a smaller amount of money for a large amount of work because institutions do not pay well. That financial equity, though, yields much more collaborative and shared works, and it changes the narrative of what is considered value.
Belonging in Transition, Part One: Myth. 2015. Photographic Print. 13" by 19"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Belonging in Transition, Part One: Family. 2015. Photographic Print. 13" by 19"