Listening to: Porcupine Tree
Self expression. Art is evidence of the human consciousness, giving form to subjective interpretations of our world. Art is not confined to aesthetically-pleasing creations. It can be anything that the creator intends to represent a certain thought or notion. For example, if I said that the action of twirling my hair is a metaphor of the brainstorming going through my mind in that moment, then I could consider that action to be a piece of art. On the other hand, Art can be created to provide personal value for the artist. So if I wanted to draw something for the hell of it, not for any underlining meaning other than that I just want to draw a face, then that could be considered art under the terms that I want to create an image for my personal enjoyment. In my opinion, Art exists once it is given any type of tangible form and a personal touch of consciousness. It can be shared with the masses or kept private for the artist's entertainment. It can be created by anyone who wants to create. Viewers' interpretations of work can even be considered creating art in itself, for the action of reinventing an object through personal perception is a form of communicating individual awareness. It all depends on if that spark is given tangible life outside of the artist's mind.