See a few examples of strong artist statements below, and below that, a discussion of what makes them good. It means there is a connection between them, and an environment of order.
Doug 1 Comment On April 25 I had the honor of presenting at intersect. This was written out before giving the actual talk, so the words differ a bit from what was actually said in the video. My name is Doug McCune. I am a programmer. This talk is a little different, however.
So what else is this talk about? I work with a lot of data. But I hope to weave back and forth between showing art and discussing the broader implications of what this whole thing means to me. I started speaking at tech conferences in and spoke on a variety of topics.
That worked for me for about 3 years. But then things started getting a little weird in Luckily it was run by Jonh Wilker, the same guy running this show. Big thanks to John for letting this shit slide back then.
It was a way of trying to justify the super random shit I was spending far too much time on. See, I had been working at a company doing mapping software for a number of years, and I had gotten pretty obsessed with maps.
On the side I started experimenting with some visually weird maps. Images that were more about interesting visual aesthetics than readable cartography. I started taking data and twisting the representation.
And I was really scared when I gave this talk. This was the first time I was actively sort of changing my professional identity in public.
I spoke at the first intersect in and presented even more weird, fucked up work that I had been playing with. Because why else would I be up on a stage? I never once questioned calling myself a programmer. I started calling myself a programmer pretty shortly after getting my first paycheck for writing code.
But I had now reached a point where the work I was most proud of had almost nothing to do with code anymore. These fucking air quotes.
My gut was that this was the direction I was moving in, but it felt so foreign. I felt entirely like an imposter. But a programmer was my only even remotely professional identity.
It was what was on my business cards, on LinkedIn, my blog, everywhere. I started having these weird conversations trying to explain what it was I was doing.
And so I suppose I should try to explain myself a bit. When I say horrible I mean things like dead people and sex offenders.
Mix those two things together and you end up with a nice batch of What the Fuck? This is the outline of San Francisco.
You can see it has a slight handle, inviting you to open it. And when you start opening it a deeper map emerges underneath. You can see the city cut away, with these deep valleys forming.I have always believed that the right words have a way of finding you when you need to hear them.
For me, quotes are little bite-sized messengers of courage, perseverance, and hope for the creative artist in this often overly materialistic world. 8 Artist Statements We Love. Artful Resources August 24, I was stuck on writing an artist statement for my application to a gallery.
After reading your post again and again, taking all the hints on board, I think that I will come up with something eventually! Most of all we enjoy each other’s company and the closeness we share.
One of the best ways to start writing your CV is to see how other artists do it. In addition to the categories listed above, there are many different professional practices or ways of organizing your information. (it is a mixed media project that focuses on the use of green army men in each piece).
I . A s a professional artist, you need to have more than your work to get around in the art world. Along with your portfolio, you should have an artist statement available at a moment’s notice.
An artist statement should be considered just as important as your works. Need help writing, editing, revising or expanding your artist statement?
I write for artists all the time-- statements, essays, explanations, descriptions, whatever you need. Call or email [email protected] The “manosphere” really hates short-haired girls.
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