I’ve been spent a great deal of time lately learning to articulate my work with bird carvings. Show season is coming and this is an area that I want to improve.
Along the same lines I’m preparing for a gallery show in early May. The gallery has asked for a biography and an artist’s statement. I’ve spent a few hours over the last few days reading artist statements, reading about artist statements and listening to podcasts about artist statements.
Today I came across an automatic artist statement generator. Much like the MadLibs of our youth you complete a simple form with the words that come to mind and the generator does the rest.
Here’s the statement that was generated for me (I believe that I’ve now founded the “Shucksism” Movement!):
Geoffrey Davis’s Artist Statement
Through my work I attempt to examine the phenomenon of Charlie Brown as a methaphorical interpretation of both Edward Hopper and Sailing.
What began as a personal journey of shucksism has translated into images of Prime Rib and Leg that resonate with Pennsylvania Dutch people to question their own mossness.
My mixed media Bird embody an idiosyncratic view of Ghandi, yet the familiar imagery allows for a connection between Paul Newman, automobiles and pizzas.
My work is in the private collection of Captain Stueben who said ‘Darn!, that’s some real large art.’
I am a recipient of a grant from Folsom Prison where I served time for stealing mugs and tie clips from the gift shop of The Boothbay Railway Village. I have exhibited in group shows at McDonalds and Bay View Gallery, though not at the same time. I currently spend my time between my woodshed and Berlin.
Try it yourself and share them in the comments below.