How did you get into debt?
Student Loans primarily. I refuse to get any credit cards, I know that I would not be responsible with them. My credit has always been bad either way, there has never been any savings of money and during my 20's I had several instances of accidentally overdrafting from my bank account when times were tight.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It limits the financial chances I will make, but as in all things in life, limitations can also breed opportunities.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I'm not sure. Debt causes me to pause about making major investments in my work, I often will not begin large scale projects without first looking for a grant. But that being said, I am not making work with the intent to sell, so I enjoy the constraint of not making major purchases of new technologies. I am interested in rethinking older tools and finding ways of repurposing old projectors, computers and cathode ray tubes.