Hover 36 x 32" oil on canvas 2016
How did you get into debt?
the cost of public higher education as well as credit cards to fund the supplies necessary to complete 2 architecture degrees in America
Wall Pass 58 x 45" oil on canvas 2016
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I realize I'm better off than most, nonetheless I try to remain within my means. My studio which is an out building on property where I live reduces overhead. Being somewhat frugal I exercise a modest anesthetic practice. Most of my paintings are of a scale that I can manage and transport myself. I have chosen a sculpture aesthetic that can be constructed in my studio/shop with modest materials and also manageable. My works on paper afford me the most economy until it comes to framing, but for the sake of exploration and pushing my interests and concerns they afford the most efficiency.
Green Girl 39 x 14 x 8" mixed medium 2016
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
The scale and inclusiveness of my work would no longer be a limiting factor if I was not concerned with debt. I would no longer have to work a full 40+ hour work week to fund my work, which in turn would be more time dedicated to be independent artistic practice.
Capsule 23 x 23 x 17" would and paint 2016