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Art is Art


As artist, what we consider art is completely different from what others consider art. We have different levels where different types of artworks fall under that is just plain hypocritical. For example, I am in a sorority and this in turn result in me
“crafting” a lot for it. The products I produce when I’m crafting when presented to an artist is probably no the type of work that they consider as art while those around me who aren’t in the art field do.

At what point in our childhood or career did we stop praising those with the ability to create something with their artistic vision to simply dismiss it as “crafting”? I think we as artist have been so desensitized to the everyday do-it-yourself’s that we fail to see the creative process that went about creating it. Not all works of art can be monet’s or picasso’s but they are still works of art and I know that I need to work on trying to find the silver lining and stop being such an art snob. After all, the number one rule in art is that, there is no rule.



  1. rcho3 wrote:

    I think that the reason why “crafting” is looked somewhat down on in the art world is because most DIYs come with set instructions and materials. At that point, the explanation of the intention behind the piece becomes obsolete because there is no intention of the person creating it. This is the reasoning behind ready-mades.

    I personally think that following DIYs are equivalent to punching in numbers that are given to you to enter in a specific way. Of course, if you take a step back and present the idea of punching in numbers with a certain intention, you took the responsibility of giving voice and context to the subject which makes it interesting again.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:51 am | Permalink
  2. keike wrote:

    I love crafting, and frankly I think it is 100% an art. There is a whole crafting world out there, and honestly the only people who don’t consider it art are in a very small world. I think it’s funny that the art world categorizes art to exhaustion, but then also says that there are no rules. What?

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12:05 pm | Permalink
  3. ttran35 wrote:

    I do think crafting is art. It is similar to fine art in my opinion. You have a vision of what you are doing and you execute it correctly to get the desired result. Crafting my be considered sculpture too, which is also an art form. If fine art deals with 2D paintings, then crafting produces 3D objects.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:19 pm | Permalink
  4. ilesiuk wrote:

    I agree 100%. Literally anything can be art. As long as the “artist” has a vision and attempts to create art, no matter how “good” or “bad” it can be in someone’s eyes, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s art.

    Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5:44 pm | Permalink
  5. mwong11 wrote:

    Crafting is my favorite art, making my design alive is always sometime I enjoy the most. I find it I can travel through time.

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Permalink