Most artist statements, biographies, and similar things want to know WHY an artist has chosen their profession. WHY do you pursue a certain subject, WHY do you use this medium, WHY did you make this particular composition, WHY did you choose this style.
WHY do you make art?
For me, it's because I love the textures of nature and feeling the materials I'm working with. I really do believe art can help the world and help change it. Even if it's not a practical, useful piece of work that fulfills a physical need, it can still fill a heart-hunger; soul food. Art, and it's beauty can help you appreciate the richness of life.
There are many WHYs of art and why I pursue it. Most often the why is specific to the one piece I"m working on.
Maybe the why was the mist I saw that day.