A transcription of this video would make a perfect artist statement.
Marc Quinn “All the Time in the World” Video:
If you’ve read my book you know I’m intrigued by seashells, so I was gobsmacked by these luminous works from artist Marc Quinn at the Mary Boone Gallery in NYC. Quinn exhibits a series of large-scale bronze shell forms.
I could admire the work for a long time, but I’m pointing you toward the artist’s words.
As I emphasize in Art-Write, Marc Quinn speaks about the How, the What, and the Why of his work. He starts with the Why, describing what drew him to the subject matter and what the work means to him. He offers the audience his personal viewpoint.
He goes on to explain the medium and process. Quinn concludes with an overarching thought, stating, “Scale itself is a medium.”
Remember, these verbalized thoughts have been edited! Quinn may be naturally eloquent, but he also had time to prepare for the interview and formulate his response to questions. The video editors made choices about how to construct his story.
So this demonstrates another point I repeat about writing: rewrite, edit, and then get an editor.
Enjoy the video!