Journal Entry: Tue Nov 1, 2011, 5:00 PM
i feel the urge to publish my latest thoughts on the excessively tired topic of what is art and what isn't.
i deem it as a tired topic because it doesn't fucking matter what is art and what is not.
further, i feel like most people's ideas on what art makes art is just backward.
nobody makes art.
nobody makes art.
people simply create stuff they want to create. maybe it's art in their mind.
other people who consume any sort of such creation may deem it art or not in their minds.
whatever anybody has in their mind about any such creations doesn't make nor change those creations.
a painting, photograph, sculpture or song doesn't give a flying fuck whether you consider it art or not.
it won't feel sad if you don't, and it won't change itself in an attempt to become art in your mind.
it is what it is, and that's stuff.
locations don't make art either.
there are museums and galleries that are as full of garbage as they are full of art.
there are also basements, attics and garages filled with both.
it just depends who's in there, looking at the stuff.
when nobody's there to consume the creations, they aren't anything.
it's just stuff.
some people make excellent stuff, some people make really shitty stuff, and some make stuff that's in between.
but art is not a thing. art is what happens when you look at stuff that tickles your insides in a very special way. your mind, your heart, your soul, your spirit. whatever you got inside of you.
maybe art is a feeling, an energy, a thought pattern.
at the end of the day, it barely matters what anyone thinks and says what is art and what is not.
arguing that, mostly stubbornly, is a complete waste of energy and passion.
i'm confident it's gonna take another 1,000 years before a large enough portion of mankind may agree on such terms and just create stuff they want to create without stubbornly arguing who's perception of stuff is more superior.
make stuff and consume stuff, and art will happen for sure. and when it doesn't, don't lose your shit toward the stuff and its creators.