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Is my artist statement done?

Is my artist statement done? Dana Jeri Maier Er, START HERE kinda Is it sincere? Of course Nice try. Start again. Have you omitted all needless words, per Elements of Style? No Yes Is it over a page long? Would it make sense to What's this now? non-artists? No Yes Hate to Not sure Yes break it to you, but no one is going Elements of Style, by to finish Strunk and White. reading it. Was it dificult to write? Have a non-artist read it. Do they look confused? Just a suggestion. Yes No FIFTIETH ANNIIVERSARY EDITION Yes No WILLIAM STRUNK. E.B. WHITE The ELEMENTS - of STYLE No bad thing, that. Shows you Lucky you! care. "Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason Suppose someone isn't looking at your art, just reading the statement. Do they have a good sense of your work and the ideas you're trying to express? that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every Damn Um... straight. word tell." Elementary Principles of Composition, The Elements of Style Nicely done! Now just look it the next day to make sure you can still read it without wincing.

Is my artist statement done?

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A guide to writing artist statements and avoiding common pitfalls, in flowchart form.




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