Self Portrait, 5'x5' Oil on canvas 2010
How did you get into debt?
Tuition, studio supplies and cost of living in New York City.
Modern Pieta, 5' x 4', oil on canvas, 2010
How does your economic reality effect your art?
My economic reality takes away from focusing on a creative career and creating a life directly align wth responsibilities and making an income. Logic rules decisions and creativity which downscales the ability to DREAM.
President Barack Obama, 5'x5', Oil on canvas, 2014
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, I would have more time to focus on working in my studio instead of looking for income to support living and survival. Having a job takes up 12 hr days, 6 days a week, which consumes mind space and physical energy that cannot be applied to your work in the studio to develop pieces to the highest aesthetic level.
Enlightenment, 4'x5', Oil on canvas, 2010