August 16, 2008

Art is . . .

Alyson Stanfield threw out the question for thought: What is art? My (very loose) answer is that art is when something personal—a thought, a feeling—is transformed (with words, physical materials, aurally) to become available universally, to have universal impact—taken beyond the personal reference.

So, is this art? A graciously painted rock in the woods at Mills Reservation in Montclair, New Jersey. Someone had inspiration to transform the rock for public consumption. . . . Or is it craft?


Certainly it was a crafty idea.

Posted by leya at August 16, 2008 05:11 PM | TrackBack

Reminds me of a joke I once saw in Reader's Digest:

On a large rock by a freeway ..."You must pay for your sins!" Under that was written, "If you have already paid, please disregard this message."

Posted by: liloldme at August 21, 2008 11:55 AM
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