So, I’m currently working on my Artist’s Statement.
It’s really important for me to lay out what I feel art is and why I do it. Once it’s created, I’m going to treat it as a compass of sorts. Any of the work that I do in the foreseeable future, regardless of the medium (words, marker, paint, sound, etc.) will comply with and satisfy the Statement. This will allow me to have a body of work that is consistent, and, ultimately, one I am proud of and believe in.
I’ve got to say, it’s a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I was sure I knew what I would include in it, but every time I write a sentence, I review it to make sure it’s exactly how I feel. It’s become an incredibly dainty task that has allowed me to challenge my current beliefs. In the end, I hope to have a stronger vision to play around within and contribute work to.
Do you guys have a clear idea of your body of work’s purpose?
Have you put it down on paper?