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The Slippery Slope of Artist Statements

The Slippery Slope of Artist Statements

Ariane Goodwin Slippery Slope of Artist StatementsWhen you’ve read as many truly awful artist statements as I have, it begins to dawn on you that maybe, just maybe, the problem starts at the very beginning, before sliding down the slippery slope of awfulness.

What if accurately defining an artist statement was the first step, the very first step in writing a compelling, engaging statement that truly caught the attention of your viewers instead of making them yawn?

Deciding what an artist statement is, to some extent, depends on… (more…)

The Slippery Slope of Artist Statements

A covid-19 Moment In My Life

It’s chilly in my New England writing studio this afternoon, April 10, in the Year of covid-19.

Ariane Goodwin studio wood stoveGrey skies, intermittent snowflake-hail showers, tree limbs still bare and bent by the wind.  Perhaps it’s time to rev up my fake, gas-fed wood stove, minus the quintessential smell of oak drying in the basket as wood smoke snaked out of the cast-iron door no matter how quickly I tried to shut it.