I admit to often letting unnecessary words, usually "artspeak," clog the statements of intention behind a piece or a series. It's a habit I am determined to break. The goal is not to impress or mimic others, the goal is to communicate- in a firm and sturdy way- why and how I made the artistic choices I did and how this is important to me.
As much as I love to ramble, my artist statement isn't the place to do it.
How do you feel about artist statements? What should they include?