Incandescent Image: The trouble with writing the artist's statement
Whenever someone asks what and why I paint I always end up telling them how I paint...I'm so much more comfortable with talking about the process of creating my images than what inspires them or what they mean.
Many artists have a hard time talking about their work in an articulate way. We stammer and blush or ramble on and on, and some of us fall back on an excited discussion of materials and methods. People who are natural writers don't understand the visual artist's natural verbal reticence when faced with putting into mere words what is a deep, visual and physical experience. But never mind, we still have to do it.