I generally look to 20x200 for highly bloggable artist statements, but please let me know if you know of another good source. I'm open to fresh, life-affirming artist statements, not just ones like these which make me shudder:
This image is from the series Paradise, an exploration of areas where the contrast between nature and development is at an extreme. I am specifically interested in revealing the inconsistencies between modern occupation of a rural landscape and the suburban infrastructure that comes along with this habitation. By utilizing aesthetic techniques that have roots in mid–19th century painting, namely the Hudson River School movement, it is my intention to confront the contemporary landscape with an unencumbered eye.
Translation: "I like to take pictures of the places where man made stuff and nature stuff meet." You know, that's totally cool! The image is pretty nice! But the writing is so ponderous that the image can't possibly support it. This cannot be the way forward, can it?