So I was recently talking to someone about what I do, and they asked a common question: "So, what kind of art do you do?".
Answer was simple: "I paint".
What kind of paintnig do you do? "Ummmm..."
Yep, I've been calling myself an artist of sorts for about 10 years now, and I still haven't figured out the answer to that. I know the answer in pictures and colors and abstract thoughts...but I really don't have the words.
I need to though. I need a set answer. A one or two sentence answer that doesn't start with "Umm..." or sound like "Yada Yada Yada".
Once I stumble on that question, usually it's followed with follow up questions. The person seems like they are trying to help by throwing out their art words..."so do you do landscapes? Or still life? Is your work abstract? Do you paint in oil?". Ugh, like that's going to describe my work....
"Well, no. Not exactly...."
And then it get's weird and I stumble on my words and I start saying things like, "Well, right now I've been really exploring..." And I have no idea what I'm even saying. I lose them, which is inevitable, because really I've lost myself.
What I'm getting at is this: how would YOU describe my work? If someone was to say, "What type of art does Megan Wells do?", what answer would you give?
Seriously. I need a little help here because I need an artist statement and I refuse to have one that sounds like a foreign language..."By studying the abstract nature of the organic world, I've really been able to separate the structures of the subjective world in relative comparison to the..." Sorry, I just fell asleep.
But I also don't want to just say, "I try to make pretty pictures..."
Thoughts are appreciated...