The artist Marcel Duchamp really stirred the pot with his entry for a 1917 art show. He bought a urinal at the plumbing supply store, signed it (R. Mutt) and submitted it for the show. His art was rejected by the show's directors. But it started a public conversation about "what is art?" and whether every day objects can be considered ART.
|Now admit it, the lines are quite elegant. Even fluid. (sorry, could not resist)|
The cairn is artfully arranged, but is it art?
If it's artful, then it's "Full of Art," right?
|An artful cairn on the trail.|
This one's sorta fuzzy--there is no single artist or detailed plan, yet a thing of real beauty purposefully grows.
Like much public art, it's temporary. The next big storm will clear the logs.
|Small cairns (Andrew Goldsworthy-inspired ?) assembled by hikers, over a season.|
In the houses on this remote island, people often use rocks to create artful vignettes:
Sometimes I see people hesitate to buy art because they wonder "is this ART? Is it GOOD art?"
The right question: "Do I like it?"
|It's refreshing after hiking 3 hrs to come upon an Art Gallery that lacks any pretensions.|