Character Study was a performance/installation bent on drawing the abstraction of financial identity into the realm of the tangible.

While wearing a suit of painter's coveralls covered with my social security, bank account, credit card and other "identifying" numbers, I covered the walls of the gallery space with hatchmarks representing the exact amount of cumulative student loan debt (calculated to the day) I amassed while achieving my MFA.

All materials were left in the space as an installation, free to be taken by passers by.