I was recently confronted with the difficult (and frankly impossible) task of explaining what art is through a blog I’ve been following (http://kseverny.wordpress.com)…. I thought about it and came up with my answer to it and wanted to post if for nothing else than to remember it:
Put simply: Art is meaning in its’ purist form. Art is how human kind refashions the world to make it more comprehensible and have more depth. Without art – food is something that subsistence instead of something we enjoy. Without art – sound is only noise instead of melodies which inspire or sadden. Without art – movement is only a way to get from place to another instead of the emotive narratives shown through dance. In the end, an artist is an architect of meaning and destiny in its’ truest form .