Sean Paul Gallegos
Title: Death State, Date: 2017, Materials: Discarded high top sneaker, sneaker scrap linning, thread and leather, Dimensions: 10.25 x 7 x 8.5 in.
How did you get into debt?
becoming disabled and had trouble keeping on top of my housing and medical bills.
Title: Apkallu Miter, Date: 2018, Materials: Discarded sneakers, thread, leather, purse hardware and tablet woven trim, Dimensions: 26 x 15 x 9 in.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
At this moment in my career there would be more time to make the desired work instead of low end mini sculptures which tend to sell better at the gallery i am at in old town. I would like to have some time to focus on the tablet weaving aspect of my work which has been recently added. Yet without the time and finances to support this endeavor my focus remains on the monthly first friday openings where i make the most sales and having low end product for that particular event.
Title: Lilliput-Weapon of Mass Consumption III, Date: 2017, Materials: Discarded crib shoe, thread and grommet, Dimensions: 4.125 x 1.125 x 5.5 in.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My work is all based on what i find rather than any thing i purchase. I think that my career would be further along if i did not have debt. Both in scope of the work and time to create it.
Title: By the Horns II, Date: 2015, Materials: Discarded toddler left shoe, thread and fake chain, Dimensions: 20 x 9 x 1.75 in.