Stine (Castellar de la Frontera) - 2017, Triptych, 3 panels, 14" x 24" in full form
How did you get into debt?
Artist Residency Fees, Travel
Sange de la Tiera - 2017, 14" x 24"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It causes me to think about the limitations on what my art can achieve or how the aesthetics can be portrayed or expressed. I'm afraid that to successfully move forward both academically, professionally, and personally, I have to continue on to a higher education and I don't feel as though I will have the means to move out of state and attend an MFA program with the employment situation I have now. The thought of going into even more debt and being unable to make those payments leaves me with a sinking feeling.
the machine stands still for no one - 2017, 14" x 24"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
I believe my work would incorporate different mediums if I were not limited due to financial reasons. Being in debt inhibits my ability to expand upon my creative endeavors because it sets boundaries on how and where I can allocate my time. I have to commute an hour both ways for my job and the time I have is spent towards generating more community oriented art endeavors as opposed to my personal practice. My focus has to be on making money and saving what little I can and with that being my top priority, my practice continues to fall by the wayside. My job is to help someone else make their art and at the end of the day I feel like I don't have the energy to put in the same effort towards mine.
Malága - 2017, Triptych, 3 panels, 14" x 24" in full form