A blog about art.
| 12 April, 2012 14:15
Through the Veil by M. Pia De Girolamo © 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
An artist, Joyce Wycoff, who I follow on Twitter and Facebook wrote a blog post http://joycewycoff.blogspot.com/2012/01/artist-statements-evaluation.html about creating a strong artist statement. We corresponded about ways to craft a good one and she suggested a helpful (and fun) exercise which consisted of writing down at least 15 sentences describing "why I am an artist".
I made my list and recently while revisiting it, I noticed certain words and phrases which jumped off the page and I highlighted them. Here they are:
Bursting to come out
I'm sure the artists among you will claim all or some of these powerful words but I think that many apply to the experience of the viewers of art as well. The viewer, when really engaged with the art, will feel the same things as the artist who created it.