Part of my artistic practice these days is the application process.
It can be as simple as an artist statement or as difficult as what, why and who.
What’s more, these three W’s are always a moving feast, as my focus changes or as my media shifts with the themes that underpin my art.
I find these words really hard to write. My introductory statement on this website, was plucked from a page of writings that I scribbled whenever the words materialized in my mind. I worked through a NAVA online course to compel me to keep writing. I also discovered my self discipline with online courses is something I need to work on! The course, and various tips and hints web pages call for clarity, simplicity and the absence of artspeak.
That’s a bit of a relief, actually: artspeak is tempting to hide behind, but makes my eyes glaze over.
I would like to add a few more tips from someone who has managed to cross the line a few times.
Don’t throw these wirings out- phrases and paragraphs can be used to reshape and rephrase future applications.
It’s worth doing and then the application is successful; the happy dance is fun. :)