Unicorn Poop No.5, 2016, Insulation foam, oil paint, aluminum leafing, wood, 6 x 5 x 2
How did you get into debt?
When I was living in MA and I had an apartment fire. Although the fire didn't destroy everything, the Landlord took 3mos to repair the unit and wouldn't put us in another vacant unit during the repair time. I was still charged rent and utilities while I was out of the unit during all the repairs, plus repair fees. I fought tooth and nail against the costs, but in the end, I was out pocket $2000 and ended up having to drive across several states to move back in with my parents, THEN my main mode of transportation finally gave out. Its trade in value was for the scrap metal. I got a used car that was better on the gas milage since I was driving on average 75mi a day 7 days a week for work. But I'm now in year 2 of a 6 year payment plan.
Useless Lamp No.4: Rainbow Machine, 2016, Soda Cans, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Wood, Circuits, LEDs, 12 x 12 x 5
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Its a constant creativity challenge of not buying anything. I have at best $100 allocated to buy art supplies each month. That's assuming I don't have any shop/studio accidents
Home Slice, 2015, Fabric, resin and acrylic, 10 x 12
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I think it would be larger. possibly more finished. Because many of the materials are salvaged the aesthetics are ode de trash
Lily Pond at Night, 2015, Mylar, Gold Leaf, shower curtain, aluminum, wood, electrical components, 48" x 24"