There’s plenty of value giving yourself some time to explore your creativity without restriction. But as soon as you set a goal for yourself, your next logical step should be to come up with a plan of attack.
Quite simply, an artist statement is a piece of writing that accompanies a series, project, or body of work. It provides clarity to the reader and gives them a reason to care about your work — so this is one part of the creative process you don’t want to neglect! Here are some tips to help you get started.
I had to summarize my project in 600 words, and then in under 6 minutes for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Good ‘n Plenty Artist Award. To fully express my thoughts, I decided to overcomplicate everything by creating a 6 minute stop-motion animation. Fortunately it payed off, because I won!
After talking to other artists that felt the same way I did after leaving school, I realized that we were never really given any definitive resources to make something of our education outside of continuing school (i.e. get a MFA and then become a university professor). Keep reading to find out my story.