"Gambling Record January - April, $11,000+." 2018. Handmade briefcase with lottery tickets and receipts. 28" wide x 20" tall. "Gambling Record September, $2,000+" 2018. Canvas with lottery tickets and receipts. 10" wide x 14" tall.
How did you get into debt?
"$1,200 in 20's." 2018. Photograph.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I gamble in spite. I use my credit card to finance my gambling, and I use my student loans to pay off my credit card. I take the ephemera of this activity and I make art out of it, the transactional paper we accumulate.
"$700." 2018. Photograph.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My debt is 100% tied to my arts education. Where someone else bought a house, or a car, I indebted myself to buy myself. I am my own sports car. Every penny of every dollar goes into making myself the smartest artist I can be.
"September Final." 2018. Screenshot.