How did you get into debt?
College loans make up the bulk of my debt. I also have a car loan. The rest is a combination of debt accumulated through too many years of not earning enough to cover all of the essentials.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I don't have the resources to pursue opportunities to grow my artistic practice. I cannot partake in a residency for example, because even if I could find one that was affordable I don't have the job flexibility to be gone for an extended period. I have turned down exhibition opportunities because I was unable to afford exhibition costs like shipping and framing and I am also currently without a studio space as I was no longer able to afford both a live and a work space.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
The concept of not being in debt is so unfathomable to me I don't even know how to answer this question.