It's always a challenge writing artist statements. There's much to consider, and many fine lines to walk. How much should one explain to guide and inform viewers, but at what point do you explain too much and dictate an audience's interpretation? How do you include enough information to be helpful, but not make it overly long? If you cram too much information into too few words, you get a difficult jumble that requires too many rereadings. Spread out your information too much, and you're rambling like I am now.
Every sentence is considered, "what should go first", "is this too on-the-nose", "am I being honest", all prone to overthinking. Ultimately I never truly understand a work, let alone series, until it's complete. Right now I've stuck with the safe, boring "what is it" route, and over the next week I'll be floundering privately with variations of the "why is it" approach in attempt to compel audiences to engage with the work's meaning and give them the appropriate tools to do so.
If you do a little digging on the site, you may notice for now that some of my work is blurred out and marked "TEMPORARILY CENSORED". The unfortunate reality is that my well-being and stability relies at least somewhat on that of the approval of others. This work may challenge this stability and is therefore censored until that is no longer the case. Once this limitation is absent, they will be displayed as normal.
I hope that's understandable, and I can't wait to share this work publicly.
Finally up and running, I'm starting with the basics. Pages will continue to develop as time goes on, and it may seem a little barren now, but as the process of documenting my work that is already completed continues, and the works in progress catch right up, I think we'll see a steady change. Stay tuned! The website will be most frequently updated during this rapid improvement period. Think of it as a beta of sorts.