Artist Statements
All artists write artist statements. Artist statements inform the viewer of the artist's reason for and process of making their art work. All artist are expected to know how to write well and to express their vision through the construction of an artist statement. This is how we know why the artist made the art and what inspired their work. Here is a painting and photograph with part of an artist statement by Jackson Pollock.
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“My opinion is … the modern painter cannot express his age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio in the old forms of the Renaissance … the modern artist is living in a mechanical age … working and expressing an inner world—in other words, expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.” “On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around in it, work from the four sides and be literally ‘in’ the painting.” --Jackson Pollock, 1947


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“On the floor I am more at ease, I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since this way I can walk around in it, work from the four sides and be literally ‘in’ the painting.”
--Jackson Pollock, 1947


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Answer the questions and then upload it to your class period here.

NAME:
Artist Statement and Evaluation
1. Describe your art work. Be sure to include words from the word wall in your description (at least 5).



2. What is meaning of your art work?


3. What was difficult about this project?


4. Why did you choose these colors, shapes, images, etc. to use in your art work?


5. If you could do it all over what would be different?


6. What did you learn about art from this project? What did you learn about yourself making this project?


7. What do you like about your art work?


8. Answer the challenge question from the Problem.