When I posted 101 Great Reasons to Be an Artist, one reader wrote to me personally, and said that the question of ‘what motivates people to create art’ raised a whole new question for her – What do you consider art?
There is no objective definition of art. It means different things to different people. So I’d like to open the discussion and ask the readers what do you consider art?
Is art confined to the realm of non-functional decorative creations like paintings and sculptures, or can anything made by hand with skill be considered art? Can a functional building be a work of art? Is a pickled shark a work of art?
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment below, or if you prefer, you can join the discussion on Google+
Thanks to Sidney for posing the question.