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Artist’s Statement

I hate artist’s statements.

I guess that’s important to get out of the way right off the bat. They always strike me as such a narcissistic exercise, filled with overly colorful language that is designed to make you stop and think how clever the artist (or artiste) is rather than tell you anything about their work.

So, of course, I have to write one. If for no other reason than to be a pain in the butt.

So I guess my artist’s statement is this: I hope you’re entertained. When I write I do it under the impression that someone is going to enjoy it. I hope that people are able to find something in the work that inspires them or enlightens them in some way. If you go along for the ride, I promise there’s something there.

I also like to tell stories about people getting kicked in the face. There is plenty of room for both enlightenment and face kicking in the world.

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1. Manu - January 17, 2015

So I had to write my first artist statement, and I was like #@*&$ I really don’t get this and why and how and why can’t I just go out and make a film or play with my dog or waste money at the casino?

Then I found your artist statement. Wow, it’s refreshing. And I’m feeling much better. Thank you.


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