After spend several agonizing hours writing my artist statment I have 25 first paragraphs and nothing else. Is it unethical to hire someone to write your artist statment? If yes, then should it be considered unethical to purchase precut matts and mounts? In both cases you are paying someone to prepare a more professional presentation then you are capable of. Im not a writer and dont hold myself out as one. Yet this one slip of paper can make or break your gallery submission/art school app/grant proposal. Any thoughts?