Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Can You Help Me Out?

I am working on my artist statement for the grant this fall as well as for my Artful Home application. I'm having a hard time clarifying and actually just talking about one or two points. Alyson B. Stanfield suggests you ask an impartial person some of these questions to help see how others view your work and what they may want to know that you think is obvious.

http://www.embellishmentcafe.com/NEWwallgallery.htm
for images of the work (for the grant I am using the water tower body of work; for Artful Home I will be including a bit more broader range, but all are pieced and appliqued)

http://andibeads.blogspot.com/2008/09/water-towers-lifelong-passion.html
for just the water towers

Now for the questions. If you can answer any or all of them or if you have any other questions you can think of I would really appreciate it. (and there are no wrong answers and no stupid questions). Thank you in advance!

1. Do you have art in your home? Tell me about it, why you selected it, what drew you to it, what you love about it.

2. What do you find most interesting about my work? What are you attracted to?

3. What do you find least interesting? Distracting? Puzzling?

4. What would you like to know about how it was made, displayed, and so on?

5. Does it remind you of anything in your life? Or recall a memory for you?

6. Is there anything you would like to know about me or my background?

Thank you *so* much!

2 comments:

Treasure Ann said...

Well let's see Andi. I'll see what I can do to help, but I have confidence in you. You will definitely find the right words. I'll try to answer as many questions as I can.
1. The artwork I have in my home is called, "Crochet Art." It's a piece where I crochet a picture on a crocheted canvas. The piece is actually a glass of milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies. I chose this art, because it actually gives people an idea of who I am and what I like to do-which is baking. This piece that I created actually reminds me of my childhood memories. It was my afternoon snack when I came home from school that my mom would prepare for me. That was fun times. That's what I love about this piece I have in my home. For question #2; I like your work because of the detail. I'm a person of detailed work. You can really see what matter's and the depth of meaning in your work. Nothing empowers the other details in the piece. For #3;I don't see anything that is least interesting, distracting or puzzeling in your pieces, I always loved what you create. #4; I would like to know how did you come up with the themes for your art pieces? What brought you to the idea to make certain pieces that you created? Also what is the most materials you would use or favor most in your art work. #5; Your Water-Tower piece reminds me of my travels as a litle girl, because we would see many of them as we traveled-passing by them in our car. #6; Yes, Andi I would like to know how long you were an artist? and What brought the artist entreprenual spirit to birth in you and make it a career/business?
I enjoyed answering these questions and I want to wish you great success. I know you will do well. :)

Flash said...

1. Do you have art in your home? Tell me about it, why you selected it, what drew you to it, what you love about it.
- Yes, lots of it. Every acquired piece either spoke to me or was a gift and has memories attached.

2. What do you find most interesting about my work? What are you attracted to?
- Interesting: the combination of colour and folk art style. Attraction: mixed media.

3. What do you find least interesting? Distracting? Puzzling?
- Distracting: perspective

4. What would you like to know about how it was made, displayed, and so on?
- The story of what prompted the creation.

5. Does it remind you of anything in your life? Or recall a memory for you?
- Reminder: Maud Lewis paintings. Memory: Maud Lewis lived where I grew up in Nova Scotia. She was prolifice and sold her folk art for pennies.

6. Is there anything you would like to know about me or my background?
- No, not really. Your story about your Gran stands out on its own.