Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Artist's 'Statement'

As a published artist, I find that I am asked, on occasion for an 'artist's statement' is a copy of one that I had to present recently. I read something similar a couple of years ago, though I can't remember now, where.

'Nebraska native, Charlene Murray Zatloukal, has spent much of the past 35 years, creating. In her creations she has found that life is a lesson in communication.
"We are what we think. And, we express ourselves in our thoughts, if not always in our actions."
"Painting is a dialogue that allows me to express myself without words. It is a silent witness of who I am and how I am feeling. I often find freedom in expressing myself in this manner, since I believe that more is said in silence than in words. Many things in life just "are."
It is my feeling that art does not need to be explained. If a painting does not speak for itself, no amount of explanation will convince the viewer of its value or justify its existence. I feel that a painting is a statement... good statements and bad statements and consistent with the 'inner' person.
My art is an opportunity for me to be myself without explaining myself. I am what I am. It is a personal statement of who I am and how I feel about the world around me."

For the past three years, my livelihood has come from online sales of my art.

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