Painting Debt #038, 2013, acrylic on wood, 5.5" x 3.5"
How did you get into debt?
I went into debt when I decided to pursue my MFA Painting Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design 2010-2012.
Painting Debt #118, 2015, oil on wood, 5.5" x 3.5"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I have had to move back into my parents house in order to continue to make art.
Painting Debt #164, 2016, graphite on wood, 5.5" x 3.5"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes. It would look different because Painting Debt has been ongoing since my graduating in 2012 and by its constant presence has affected my art practice at large. It led me to create a bigger body of work called ‘SLATES’ which is based on the formal and conceptual ideas of Painting Debt, not so much the economic ones.
Painting Debt #145, 2016, 3D print and paint on wood, 5.5" x 3.5"