Do you realize how much art is out there? I would love to see statistics: ratio of population to product. How many of us create or do art formally? There is a huge body of work out there – people are speaking, writing, painting, sculpting, dancing, composing – expressing. (Why? Because they have to) Is it all art? I think so.
“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known” – Oscar Wilde
As individuals, we may not like everything we see or hear. We may be partial to a genre and within that genre have our own preferences. We like what communicates to us something that may have gone on in our own brain. We connect with the artist in that way and the artist connects with us.
Art is symbol of thought. Art is communication of thought. Some of it is recognized with universal interest.
I am on my way to visit “Huong’s Peace Mural”, 3336 M St., NW, Washington D.C. The video captures the artist talking about why she created this body of work. She made me cry. I have to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaeTDZcEOs