Recently, I was challenged to write an “Artist’s Statement“.
Okay, sounds simple enough, or so I thought. I wrote an artist’s statement a year ago for an exhibition of my art. To be honest, I wrote it before really understanding what information should be included.
One of my mentors, Jason Horezs, suggested answering the following as a good way to start.
1. What am I trying to say through my art?
2. How does my subject matter and style relate to my message?
3. How did I develop my techniques?
4. What factors in my life have lead me to create the work I do?
5. How has my work developed over time?
It is interesting to me that I had never really thought about my art in these ways. There has always just been this bubbling “something” inside me that wanted out. I gave in to these urges and more or less allowed them to speak for themselves.
Now, I guess I will “chew on these artistic noodles” for awhile and see what comes of it.