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.