Apparently artists are supposed to have them. I am not sure why. I have never had one in my career as a psychotherapist, a Psychotherapist Statement. Never the less I can see the point. I like focus, commitment and direction, and not only that, I already have a lot of those, and a statement might help to convey that. I blog and so make heaps of statements, but now is the time for FOCUS.
I’ll work at it. Blog about it. Come up with a crisp statement, one that can last me a good while, or at least as long as it fits. Warming up: Those “how-to” links above don’t quite do it for me, though they are start. What about Lars von Trier, he might inspire. And De Stijl, or the Der Blaue Reiter, these people had statements. I’d like an artistic one, perhaps a Heraclitus quote, here a few I like:
You could not discover the limits of soul, even if you traveled by every path in order to do so; such is the depth of its meaning.
Soul is the vaporization out of which everything else is composed; more-over it is the least corporeal of things and is in ceaseless flux, for the moving world can only be known by what is in motion.
Soul has its own inner law of growth.
It is hard to fight against impulsive desire; whatever it wants it will buy at the cost of the soul.
It would not be better if things happened to people just as they wish.
Corpses are more fit to be thrown out than dung.
And a Bio is different from an artist statement, but I am gathering together what I have – so I can revise both.
Definitely a time for a re-vamp, with a show planned, I need one.
And to conclude, a picture, last nights effort, is this a statement?