The simple answer is that you cannot always be everywhere your work is to explain it to people and as much as we may want our art to speak for itself, it doesn't Your artist statement should help others understand you as an artist and your work when you cannot be there. Here are some tips that may simplify the process and help you find the correct words to describe your work.
2. Talk out loud - Talk to a friend or family member about your work and have them take notes. Often times you will use different language when you speak than when you write. Again most of this will be garbage, but there will likely be something worth salvaging. I tend to have my husband help with this task. He is an engineer so he is intelligent but not necessarily familiar with art jargon.
Alison as Gunslinger
5. Sleep on it - If you have time, let you writing sit for a couple days between proofreading sessions.
6. Education - Be sure to join us on June 23rd for our Shameless Self-Promotion workshop and learn how to "Differentiate yourself with your artist statement." You will also learn what it is, how to write it, and why you need to have one.
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