Writing Tip Tuesday

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May 14, 2019

WRITING TIP TUESDAY: A New Service from Studio Potter

Today's tip: In artist statements, avoid personifying your work.

It is common for artists to write in their statements “my work does this or that,” or “my work explores…,” and the art world mostly accepts this convention. But in reality, your work is inanimate. It is you, the artist, that explores ideas through your work. You should give yourself the credit you deserve, and assume both agency and responsibility for what you create. This makes for more compelling and confident writing. A correctly worded statement is, “In my work, I explore ideas about gender and identity.”

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