How did you get into debt?
Private undergraduate art school
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I have limited time to actually focus on the craft and practices that I went to school for. My full-time job, though stimulating and in the arts, demands a large percentage of my time including after-hours communication and management. I'm paid just enough to meet my rent, bills, and basic groceries. I do not have enough savings to take time off to search for income more related to my practices. At once, my partner and I live very simply--which we generally prefer, though we scratch our heads at friends who can afford to travel regularly and ship out artwork nearly monthly on their own dime.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?: