• Emma Theedom

Degree Show Statement

Updated: Jun 4, 2018

Although I do already have a statement written on this website. I wanted something smaller for my degree show. I didn't want to give too much away, but at the same time help the viewer understand my work. As much as I enjoy the statement on this website. I couldn't help but think back to my dissertation and the introduction statement. There are a couple of quotes in there that I believe would make for a great statement. So here it is;


‘Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ This was apparently once said, but not proven, by Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973. As T.S Eliot, 1888-1965, provenly once said. “Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better…” That, in itself, is appropriation. This being said, I’m only trying to be good.


Subtle yet leaves the viewer possibly asking more questions. From my research into Cindy Sherman, I made sure I kept with the influence of using a quote within my statement. I believe it's healthy to have some facts within the context.


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