Posted On December 7, 2005
I got into this really interesting discussion with my friend last night about art. Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but really! We were discussing the definition and if you can discern what art is by looking at it.
So, we found the subject to be excruciatingly relative, but whatever. It was fun.
So what is your definition of “art”?
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I like to think that because of the fact that I am an art major, at some point during my education I jumped from being just like everyone else, into that other realm of understanding. Shouldn’t I be able to decipher the definition of art for you? Isn’t that what I’m going to school for? well.. who knows. My best guess is that the definition of art is the purposeful act of being creative.
If you are jumping around and frolicking through a field wielding the communist manifesto in one hand and a pork chop in the other, and this were to be the way that you chose to animate your creative thoughts.. than it’s art. < -- Hopefully you documented this on an old Brown Box, and you have just been awarded your own one-woman show in New York, thanks to your out of the box attitude toward suitable traditional photography subjects. kudos to you.
If nothing else, I have learned that art is whatever you make it. Of course, it doesn’t mean that it is always good, or “successful” art… but, it doesn’t mean it’s not art iether.
freakin art! so tricky sometimes….