Well I've been forced to write artists statements, and if I'd had artybollocks http://www.artybollocks.com/
I would have used that instead. And I swear by Zeus I will the next time someone asks me to submit some bollocks about what I do. Although I think it's absolutely essential to reflect upon what you are about as an artist, it's bollocks to put that into a formal "statement"---at least one that you show anyone. If you think differently, I'd ask you to point me to some art that you found dull, tedious and uninspired until
you read the Artists Statement. I've read a ton of the things at openings and on websites (I read the backs of cereal boxes too
) and I have yet to see one---including ones by artists I respect---that changed my opinion about the art being described. And most are just complete bollocks (such a great word, thank you Brits).