RESPONDING TO YOUR OWN
ARTWORK IN WRITING
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Write a 2 page double spaced Artist statement that:
explains, describes, analyzes and critiques your artwork or series of artwork.
What should your writing be about?
What is the meaning or mood of the artwork?
Are you using your specific art vocabulary?
Donít forget the elements & principles of art and design.
Did you try something new? What?
What are the strengths or weaknesses in the work?
How could you have improved the work?
What stands out in the work?
What are your favorite aspects of the work?
What was your process and procedure?
Discuss your technical processes using art words.
How did you solve technical issues related to the process?
What should not be included in your writing?
General statements like: Itís pretty, itís good. I like it. I donít like it.
It was hard to do.
It was easy.
I did a GOOD JOB!
USE THE FOLLOWING FORM AS YOUR WRITING AID
Describe: Process, procedure, technique
Interpret: Process, procedure, technique
Analyze: Process, procedure, technique
Judge: Process, procedure, technique