"An artist's statement is a short document written by the artist which provides a window into the artist's world. It offers insight into a single piece or an entire body of work and by describing the artist's creative process, philosophy, vision, and passion. It enlightens and engages while at the same time giving the audience - potential buyers, exhibition curators, critics, fellow artists, or casual browsers - the freedom to draw their own conclusions. An artist's statement reads easily, is informative, and adds to the understanding of the artist."
From: "How to Write an Artist's Statement" listed below.
Writing An Artist Statement:revealing the true spirit of your work / Ariane Goodwin. N8351.G66663 2007