Since I have lately been posting the progress of my paintings as I work on them, here is where the current one stands. It should be finished in a few days.
I have completed the revisions to my artist statement. The greatest difficulty I had here was in trying to write something general. I wanted the statement to broadly reflect all of my work, and as my work has changed over the years it was challenging to compose something that covered everything. The revised statement is shorter, but it talks more about the similar visual keys throughout my work.
I haven't posted it on my Web site yet, I wanted to get some feedback here first. So here it is:
Making art helps me make sense of the world around me. To me it is a mental exercise that promotes free thought and new ideas. It is a way of communicating without using words, and it is a way to promote understanding using visual cues.
The visual cues I rely on most are that of color and line. I like to use color to convey a sense of mood, and I like the energy created by using line to move the viewer through the picture plane. The combination of mood and movement create an image that is difficult to ignore.
In a world flooded with visual information, I want my work to have an impact and to delight the senses of the viewer.
What do you think? Good? Bad? Indifferent? Please leave responses in the comments.