So this is place where I’m supposed to have a smart, well-written artist statement full of words like “liminality”, “juxtaposition”, “universality”, and “contextualize”. We are told the perfect artist statement is crucial to success. Like many artists diligently following the advice of these all-knowing, art-world gatekeepers I worked hard on what I thought was the perfect expression of why I create the art you see on my website. I searched my heart and found the words to lay it bare. I was sincerely proud of it and simultaneously a little embarrassed at my candor. And as far as I know, in the five or so years it was out there, no one ever read it. At least no one ever revealed to me they were moved or inspired by my carefully crafted words.
My new artist statement is as follows:
I make stuff…paintings and assemblages. I hope you love them as much as I do. It would be awesome if you purchase something I made, or at least share it with others. If you want to know more about my art let me know and I will be happy to talk about it. Thank you for your time.