Billy Joe Miller
How did you get into debt?
By thinking I could afford to take on large-scale projects given the resources available.
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How does your economic reality effect your art?
For the past 8 years I have focused on large-scale, multi-media, immersive projects. With each project my vision did not meet the resources/funding available(resulting in debt). And due to lack of funding the vision for each project has been compromised in some way.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
The difference would be profound. My best work is large-scale and immersive In this practice I have not yet been able to fully execute the vision for a piece do to lack of funding.