It's that time of year again; time to refresh and reevaluate what the heck I'm doing here. Introducing two of the least favorite words in the artist's language... the Artist Statement
'My art, is just that, it's my art. It's pretty and it's what I feel like painting... just because I wanna..." Nope. Not even close.
It's a good thing though, forcing myself to articulate my creative processes and, at times, heady inclinations. Forcing myself to step out of my comfort zone just slightly, in order to give a welcome to my audience and entice them back into my headspace with me.
Luckily I have found a few excellent guides and can still remember a bit of advice from my leather-clad, biker-badass, Austrian grad school litho teacher, Frol, who always pushed me to go a little deeper mentally when discussing my artwork. I wish I could share Frol with everyone, but as a close second, here are some other great sources:
Here's the artist statement from my last comprehensive series, which was my Master's Degree thesis project, 'Figure and Flora'
I'll post again when I have my new one all ready!
originally posted: October 29, 2016