Artists statements are a sure way to make a soul look terrrrrribly pretentious.
If I could I'd just write "I make stuff"
this is what I resort to whenever I'm asked to provide an 'artist's statement':
I was born, raised and remain in a small community on the far south coast of NSW.
Connection to family and place are central to both my identity and my arts practice.
My work crosses media and disciplines – with a background in the traditional crafts of calligraphy and book arts, I have an enduring interest in language, text and book forms, but my arts practice has evolved to include photography, video, sculpture and installation.
Much of my creative impetus derives from an active interest in permaculture and transition culture with their emphases on sustainability.
I am currently working with salvaged books and the book form, exploring ideas about knowledge and epistemology as these relate to site, self and issues of sustainability.
feel free to peruse my curriculum vitae via google docs ---- Rhonda Ayliffe CV