Monday, August 03, 2009

Artist Statement

What if novelists made paintings to show what their writing is all about? Seems to me this is the flip-side of the tradition of visual artists offering up an "artist statement." A few examples of the genre by painters:

Kelley Vandiver's Artist Statement

Holly Sears's Artist Statement

Edgar Soberon's Artist Statement

Alas, I'm a lousy painter. But if I could choose a painting to represent the way I think of my writing, or rather, its intent, I might go for Holly Sears's "Lift" or Kelley Vandiver's "Light Shown in the Darkness" or maybe Edgar Soberon's "Nightshade." Or maybe-- if a sculpture counts-- Edward Swift's "Alien Jumping Rope in a Party Dress."

More anon.