An artist statement placed next to an entry at ArtPrize can be both important and helpful when you're trying to see hundreds of pieces of art in one day. Some artist statements are great, some are pretentious and some are completely honest.
There's a mouse in my house. Or possibly multiple mice. That's yet to be determined and unsettling to me.
How do I know that there's a mouse in the house? Well, aside from the obvious "signs" they leave in the cupboard under the sink, I had an interesting experience this morning.