Something I find really difficult to come up with is an artist bio. I am always wondering why the fuck would somebody be interested in who I am and in what I do.
However, I love lists (like… crazy), this is why I found it easier to describe myself in a list of things than actual boring paragraphs.
For a long time, I thought that art was just an escape route for me. Some place safer than my own mind, pouring everything in a painting, in a journal or whatever form it decided to take on a specific moment in my life. But the years are passing and art is becoming more than that.
I want and need to focus on the positive side of having a creative mind.
So there we go, my always in-progress Artist Credo:
I believe in the power of creativity itself.
I believe art can help us heal the deepest oldest wounds.
I believe we all have a creative voice, no matter how it decides to express itself.
I believe we don’t have to share anything we create if we don’t want to.
I believe artists should pull each other up instead of feeling competitive.
I believe creativity has many faces.
I believe we can be original and quirky, because I believe art is a safe place.
I believe in all the possibilities art offers.
I believe in hidden symbols and stories.
I believe in the power given by creativity.
I believe in all that art convey and the subjectivity of it.
I believe in experimentation.
I believe in never-ending inspiration, coming from everywhere.
I believe we can re-invent ourselves through art.
I believe in the cracks, the hurt, the open wounds we pour into our art form.
I always have a hard time coming up with something to say for the about page on my blogs. I feel like anyone who reads it will just run for the hills. 🙂
I love your Credo!
You too ? I so feel like people would more likely run away calling an asylum than want to know more about me/my work 😉
I’m right their with ya 😀 I guess I should eventually come up with something though.
Laughed my socks off at your introduction, I have the same difficulty and I couldn’t agree more with you as far as art goes ❤️
ahah ! Happy I made you laugh <3
I love this manifesto. <3
Thank you Effy <3
Wonderful list.And I can so relate to what you wrote in the beginning – artist statements, I like reading them, but find it hard to come up with one. You managed to make the idea your own. Hurray!
I love reading them too, so good to see how an artist decided to present her-himself. Writing them is a nightmare lol
Thank you Corinne.