How did you get into debt?
Student loans, auto and mortgage
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It does change everything. Lack of money has a debilitating effect, almost paralyzing one. Self censoring, consciously or unconsciously, is becoming a part of everyday strategy. It also becomes a constant question, didactic vs. open ended art work, especially if it appears that one is preferred by the establishment to the other due to the ambiguity of its message, numbing down the sharpness of one's point. I believe that I did self censored myself, not only due to the economic reality, but also due to what I believe is a social reality.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, it has severely restricted opportunities and possibilities due to repayment and the financial responsibilities.