Art is a personal process. What personal connection do you have to your art? What is the connection between your art and yourself?
- What kind of art do I like to make?
- What connection do I have to this piece?
- How do I feel about this piece?
- When I made this, I ________.
Materials and Techniques
Artists work with a medium or mixed media. What materials and techniques do you like to use? Why? What is special to you about them?
- What materials or objects did I use?
- What techniques did I use?
- What is special about these materials or techniques?
- How do I feel about working with these materials and techniques?
onnection to the World
Your art is a voice to the world. What are you trying to say about the world or about anything or anyone in it?
- What issues or themes did I explore in this piece?
- What do I want people to see when they look at my work?
- How do I want them to feel? What do I want them to do?
- This was made referencing _______________.
Sample Artist Statement
My art is a way for me to communicate to others about different social, political and economical ideas that I have. More importantly, though, it's a way for me to communicate with myself and the deeper layers of myself in a very immediate and meaningful way.
My practice is primarily drawing based, so I am not limited to any one particular material or technique. I started off doing a lot of work in charcoal. It was cheap, messy and wonderful and I could just fly with it! Currently, I paint with acrylics and oil paints. I recently taught myself how to use spray paint and I'm loving that experience.
When I look around at the world, I see a lot of things that bug me and there are a lot of things I like to talk about through my art. I mainly try to work through things that are happening socially, politically or even spiritually and those are the things my art expresses. I think that no matter what your message, its important for artists to know that what they are doing is very powerful in its ability to affect change.
Artist: Jason Botkin
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