"The Slow March of the Egungun" (2016) (Size: 24.2 in x 24.2 in), Mixed media: acrylic on paper and digital, printed on canvas.
How did you get into debt?
Student loans, debts from past business, which closed.
"Gullah Me" (2016) (Size: 15 in x 11.25 in), Mixed media: digital photo collage & digital painting, printed on acid-free paper.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Restricts access to continuing education & ability to purchase software and production services (e.g. printing).
Portrait of My Mother ("Last Smile") (2016) (Size: 26.6 in x 35.4 in), Mixed media: Digital photo collage and digital painting, printed on acid-free glossy photo paper.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
No. I do not create my art from a perspective of impoverishment. If I were financially solvent (and I will be one day), I would perhaps create more artworks, and own more equipment. The actual content of my art is not affected by what I do not have.
"Ancestral Pillows, Pillars: Self Portrait" (2016) (Size: 26.6 in x 35.4 in), Mixed media: digital photo collage and digital painting with pencil cross hatching, printed on acid-free matte paper.