Insight, 8"x10" Collage on canvas
How did you get into debt?
I got into debt by spending large sums to be in art fairs or art venues. There was the added plane fair, framing, shipping and hotel expenses.
Map of Gray Areas, 11 1/2"x15" Collage on board
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I am unable to create the body of work that I would like as I lack the means to do so. I also did not continue on to a Masters Degree as I did not want to get myself deeper in debt.
Lightning, 12"x12", Mixed Media action painting on canvas
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes. I would be able to work large, hire assistants to help enter shows, transport works and install a large onsite storage building. Presently I am running out of space to store works so I am painting over old paintings and creating some very small works, as well as, constructing ceramic sculptures that can hopefully withstand the outdoor freezing temperatures.
Knot, 12"x12" Mixed media action painting on canvas