Friday, June 25, 2010

Writing your own personal artist's statement

While writing the first articles for this weblog, I did some research on how to write an artist's statement. The website that shows up as the first link when you search for 'artist's statement' in google, even before the Wikipedia entry, is a website by a woman called Molly Gordon. I had never heard of her before, but she surely knows how to do promotion, if her website ends up on the number one position on google, even before the Wikipedia entry.

On her website she has a very good, step by step protocol to get to your personal artist's statement: If you are serious about what you do, take your time and go through all the steps that she describes on her website. You don't need pen and paper though, just type down all your thoughts immediately into a text document, which you can use again later.

If you are the kind of person who doesn't have the time to spend hours and hours digging into yourself, finding out who you really are, then the 10gallon Artist's Statement Generator at is something for you. Just fill in all or any of the fields and the website will create the statement for you. And even if it doesn't describe exactly who you are, it might still be a good start. You could simply start changing the text to make it more yours, without having to think too much about it (yet) yourself.

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