American Institutional Indebtedness

This project is a critique of the American system of higher education, the US financial system and federal government policies that are creating generations of indebted citizens. This work utilizes portraits of those burdened with large amounts of student loans printed on handmade paper. This paper is made from shredded US currency at a large scale that is representative of those individual's total student loan debt. The total work is a visualization of student loan debt, as well as a conduit for personal narrative of individuals who are directly effected by the results of profit driven schools and financial systems.