What Sets Art Apart from Crafts
David Cohen de Lara, while justifying the $578,500 price tag of this photo, drops a great definition of art:
Art is a way of seeing the world. It challenges perceptions, evokes emotions and stimulates thought. All great art changes the way we see the world around us, or perhaps creates a new world all of its own. That’s what sets art apart from crafts, which are solely concerned with craftsmanship and aesthetics.
When people like Pressfield talk about how you should consider what you do art, this is the art they’re talking about. Look at what you do as art in the scope that Cohen de Lara describes and you can’t help but give a shit.
Quit making crafts and become an artist.