Not sure if I mentioned this before, but we are moving back to Woodstock, NY. This has been our plan ever since we left and to make a long story short, it's finally happening. That's the main reason I haven't been painting and posting. This is what our entrance foyer looks like. Plus boxes everywhere.
But what I really wanted to write about was something that happened this morning. As I've been boxing up my studio stuff, I've found different artist statements that I have written over the years. Some are very different and some are just elaborations of one general theme. Writing an artist statement has always been the most challenging aspect of being an artist. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way. It's just impossible to put into words what a nonverbal act means, yet if you're going to enter shows, it's a requirement. Anyway, I've found them tucked in corners of almost all my different papers. One thing that has made keeping track of papers is of course, the computer. These papers go back before galleries were accepting CDs and files. So, it's been interesting to read all these old statements. But what takes the cake is that I found a handwritten one on the back of my name change legal document! At first I wondered why I did that. Then I realized it was probably done in the middle of the night when it was the only piece of paper on my night stand. I must have had "a brainstorm" about it and needed to write it down so I could sleep!