Artist Statement

About The Artists Statement, To Escape The Statement

Should the

Artist –

1.

a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.

2.

a person who practices one of the fine arts, esp. a painter or sculptor.

3.

a person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, drawing, painting, etc.: a commercial artist.

4.

a person who works in one of the performing arts, as an actor, musician, or singer; a public performer: a mime artist; an artist of the dance.

5.

a person whose work exhibits exceptional skill.

6.

a person who is expert at trickery or deceit: He’s an artist with cards.

7.

Obsolete. an artisan.

Be limited to the permanency of the

Written –

1.

to trace or form (characters, letters, words, etc.) on the surface of some material, as with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means; inscribe: Write your name on the board.

2.

to express or communicate in writing; give a written account of.

3.

to fill in the blank spaces of (a printed form) with writing: to write a check.

4.

to execute or produce by setting down words, figures, etc.: to write two copies of a letter.

5.

to compose and produce in words or characters duly set down: to write a letter to a friend.

6.

to produce as author or composer: to write a sonnet; to write a symphony.

7.

to trace significant characters on, or mark or cover with writing.

8.

to cause to be apparent or unmistakable: Honesty is written on his face.

9.

Computers. to transfer (information, data, programs, etc.) from storage to secondary storage or an output medium.

10.

Stock Exchange. to sell (options).

11.

to underwrite.

verb (used without object)

12.

to trace or form characters, words, etc., with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means, or as a pen or the like does: He writes with a pen.

13.

to write as a profession or occupation: She writes for the Daily Inquirer.

14.

to express ideas in writing.

15.

to write a letter or letters, or communicate by letter: Write if you get work.

16.

to compose or work as a writer or author.

17.

Computers. to write into a secondary storage device or output medium.

Verb phrases

18.

write down,

a.

to set down in writing; record; note.

b.

to direct one’s writing to a less intelligent reader or audience: He writes down to the public.

19.

write in,

a.

to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot.

b.

to include in or add to a text by writing: Do not write in corrections on the galley.

c.

to request something by mail: If interested, please write in for details.

20.

write off,

a.

to cancel an entry in an account, as an unpaid and uncollectable debt.

b.

to regard as worthless, lost, obsolete, etc.; decide to forget: to write off their bad experience.

c.

to amortize: The new equipment was written off in three years.

21.

write out,

a.

to put into writing.

b.

to write in full form; state completely.

c.

to exhaust the capacity or resources of by excessive writing: He’s just another author who has written himself out.

22.

write up,

a.

to put into writing, esp. in full detail: Write up a report.

b.

to present to public notice in a written description or account.

c.

Accounting. to make an excessive valuation of (an asset).

Statement

1.

something stated.

2.

a communication or declaration in speech or writing, setting forth facts, particulars, etc.

3.

a single sentence or assertion: I agree with everything you said except for your last statement.

4.

Commerce. an abstract of an account, as one rendered to show the balance due.

5.

an appearance of a theme, subject, or motif within a musical composition.

6.

the act or manner of stating something.

7.

the communication of an idea, position, mood, or the like through something other than words: The furniture in the room makes a statement about the occupant’s love of color. Walking out of the meeting will be a statement of our refusal to submit.

8.

Computers. an instruction or other elementary component in a high-level programming language.

Where is the room for the

Contingent

1.

dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often fol. by on or upon): Our plans are contingent on the weather.

2.

liable to happen or not; uncertain; possible: They had to plan for contingent expenses.

3.

happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental: contingent occurrences.

4.

Logic. (of a proposition) neither logically necessary nor logically impossible, so that its truth or falsity can be established only by sensory observation.

noun

5.

a quota of troops furnished.

6.

any one of the representative groups composing an assemblage: the New York contingent at a national convention.

7.

the proportion that falls to one as a share to be contributed or furnished.

8.

something contingent; contingency.

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Converse –

1.

to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking.

2.

Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usually fol. by with).

3.

Obsolete. to have sexual intercourse (usually fol. by with).

noun

4.

familiar discourse or talk; conversation.

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