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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Extraordinary Artist Statement

My artist statement is much too complex and hard to follow. So back to defining my goal: To display a visual progression of my style. Should it also justify my style beginning in childhood? Is it to question whether I have a rich involvement keeping to the twisting and whispy brush stroke style?
This artist statement was intended for "Dragons Boogie Woogie". It is made up of selected photos of me placed near art of the same period. In high school and more recently I have been criticized for using aspects of Asian art that is not my culture. A trip to Israel helped me ignore the critics because I saw where merchants had brought materials like iron balast to Israel in the 19 th century along with Asian motives of the dragon.

2 comments:

Cath Sheard said...

I suspect there is never anything simple about doing an artist statement. Good luck on the refining process - if that is what you end up doing.

Parapluie said...

Cath,
Thanks for visiting my blog. Well yes my statements are not simple to make. As it turned out my 30" x 40" picture essay was too big for the exhibit space.
Now the display board has become a personal overview of my own work. It is a reality check on the progress of my artistic journey. Although sales are down the tube, I feel I am making a worthwhile body of work. And time will tell if I must select a genera of painting that sells or continue my creative path. Or best yet I discover a voice of mine that is truly mine and I learn to manage the size of my own collections of my work.