That’s the ‘art’ in using them. It’s a matter of proportion, of balance.
Distributing as much useful information as possible about one’s work can only enhance the experience of those who are taken by it
I make my study images – sketches, collages and Polaroid photographs – available to view on web site and blog and I write frankly about the imaginative or technical struggles I confront as I try to create a work.
As for the ‘magical aura surrounding The Artist’, this is a stale residue of 19th century Romanticism