"Proceed with Caution"; 24" by 36"; 2015 ; Mixed media, Cautions tape, glitter,a and acrylic paint
How did you get into debt?
Primarily- College loans
"Self #1" ; 24" by 36"; Mixed media, Fabric, tile spacers, and acrylic paint
How does your economic reality effect your art?
As I mentioned, the foundation of my work is based on the ability to do what you can with what you have. This philosophy has given my work is unique style and pushes me to think of creative solutions to the financial problems I face in creating my work. I don't believe that being debt free will change my process but the peace of mind it provides will change certain aspects of my works.
"Self #2" ; 24" by 36"; Mixed media, Fabric, round embelishments, and acrylic paint
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I believe it would. I am a firm believer that as a creator, you should do what you can with what you have, which is the foundation of my work and style. But with that being said, having the finances to make your work exactly the way it was first imagined rather than finding more cost effective substitutes would not only reflect onto the work, but the artist as well.
"You're too Close" ; 24" by 36"; Mixed media, Fabric and acrylic paint