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An Artist Statement in Haikus

Updated: Feb 21, 2022

If you are like me, you freeze, bulge your eyes while twitching, and slowly exit the room when ever someone asks you for an artist statement. Recently when in a workshop, we were asked to create such a statement and the sarcastic side of me took over and I decided to side-step the exercise by write my statement in Haikus. While at the time I found this format humorous, throughout the process I found it helped me zero in on the most important parts of creating to me, thus helping me later write a more traditional artist statement for the real work.

While I may never use this artist statement professionally, the end result still felt authentic and genuine.

So, without further ado, I hope you enjoy my artist statement in Haikus.

Creative Living

The Presence in the Making

Woven Gumption, Love

Values in Action

Sustainable, Durable

Life-Cycle in Use

Grounding the Spirit

Celebrating the Journey

Affirming What's Next

The Whole is Welcome

Comfortable & Uncomfortable

Enjoy This Beauty

- Keila McCracken, Bare Cloth


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