I am procrastinating. Today I have to send my artists statement to the gallery that is hosting the exhibit I'll be in next month. I hate writing artist statements! I mean, what other profession requires you to, on a fairly regular basis, write a statement to explain what you do and why you do it????!!! Does my pharmacist have to hang a statement next to his work that says, "I became a pharmacist because as a child I thought the little colored balls in bottles in my grandmother's medicine chest were fascinating"? No, other professionals have licenses. Well. I could live with that. I could take a test every ten years, and carry around a little piece of laminated paper to prove that I passed it. And not have to write artist statements.
So I made a couple of artist's statements in my journal this morning. Which one shall I turn in?