Does your blog roll need freshening up? Seth from the Altered Page is hosting a challenge that introduces some great online artists.
Today's Style File is good for hearing others talk about their work, which helps with tweaking our own artist statement. Often, I'm painting what I can't put in words and the artist statement is an ongoing challenge. I'm happy with the short and simple version on Seth's blog today.
Last winter I spent one cosy afternoon chatting and having a cup of tea with artist Elaine Amyot (a goldmine on symbolism, myth and feminine energy), explaining one on one what I was trying to say. Not only strong visually, she's a writer and that makes her a fantastic 'translator.' The experience was not only delightful, but valuable in helping me feel more comfortable talking about my work.
|16x20" oil on canvas (sneak peek at the "Rebirth of Light" series)|
(The above painting doesn't look gold here, but it is a platinum).
What is the easiest way for you to communicate the tough, vulnerable stuff you may wish to shelter? Writing, speaking, visuals, tactile? Something else?