Best selling author and former tech executive Seth Godin shared his definition of art this morning in his excellent daily email newsletter. Seth does a nice job disguising sorta self-helpy, go-better stuff within gentle, often irreverent prose. It’s a fun read every AM.
“Art is a human activity. It is the creation of something new, something that might not work, something that causes a viewer to be influenced.
Art uses context and culture to send a message. Instead of only a contribution of beauty or craft, art adds intent. The artist works to create something generous, something that will change us.
Art isn’t painting or canvas or prettiness. Art is work that matters.
It’s entirely possible that you’re an artist.
Everyone can be, if we choose.”