Title: Charon - Date: 2016 - Materials: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 41"h x 11"w x 11"d
How did you get into debt?
By relying on credit to support my independent projects and general living expenses.
Title: Anoint - Date: 2014 - Materials: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 37" x 23" x 29"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Subsidizing projects amortized over a lifetime of art practice would be too distressing to actually calculate. I am of the school of, “paint like a millionaire,” while the reality is that the works are confined by the limits of resources. Understanding this motivated me in part to work toward a way to have an income outside of my practice. Working in assemblage offers me freedoms I would not have in other more costly mediums. My interest in growing in scale has been dramatically impacted by financial limitations. It has forced me to question my building structure, however will not stop me from growing in scale. Time also weighs in as balances accrue, and as more materials are required to expand this process in scale. Efforts to grow in scale have contributed an added financial burden in materials over time.
Title: Mourning - Date: 2015 - Materials: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 27 h x 37 w x 16 d
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, because every experience in your life is marked in your work.
Title: Gaia - Date: 2016 - Materials: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 72” x 33” x 36”