What is an Artist Statement?
An Artist Statement is a refined written description explaining the artist’s intentions and inspirations for a finished artwork, or sometimes for a series or body of work. The statement includes the theme, the content or meaning of the work, the reason for the particular use of materials and/or the questions the artist is trying to answer by the making of the piece. An Artist Statement does not include an apology of anything not well done or incomplete. It is to convince the viewer to look at the artwork seriously and it invites contemplation and appreciation. Your artist statement needs to be well thought out, well planned, and well written on a full page of this workbook. You may print it out and glue it in or handwrite it extremely neatly.