Yeti Crab, 2016, Embroidery Floss, Yarn, Polyfil, 5 1/2" x 3"
How did you get into debt?
I got into debt by taking out loans to go to college and to buy a car.
Earthworms, 2016, Embroidery Floss, 6" x 4"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My economic reality keeps me from taking more risks with my art, and keeps me from applying for more residencies or taking opportunities that would help me further my art, because I can't spend large amounts of time away from work, because I always need to be making money.
Narwhal, 2016, Yarn, Polyfil, 17 1/2' x 5 1/2'
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
If I weren't in debt, I would likely feel more free to focus more time on new, more experimental pieces, as opposed to ones that I know will sell.
Gulf Coast Toads, 2016, Yarn, 7' x 7'