Over the years of writing a new statement for each series of my work I have discovered one important thing. The statement is more about the artist than the work itself. This may seem backwards considering the need for a rewrite for the change of work but under it all it is the artist who chooses the topic and therefore it is about the artist’s inner workings rather than the mecenations and subtrafuge the artist applies to arrive at the piece to place on the gallery wall. Certainly there are those who would deny what seems so obvious to this writer and this might be especially so for those who love art as observers only. It is very difficult indeed for non-art creators to feel the sense of inner burden that hands on producers sustain everyday.
It is that burden which generates the artists statement in the first place.