It’s a Mood, not an Object

at some point I should come up with a more nuanced explanation of what I mean when I say that art is a “mood” rather than just an object. Like yes, art can take the form of objects as a means of expression. But there is also a sentimental term of “art” that people often use without explicitly qualifying it, and that sentimental form only makes sense in the form of a fleeting, transitory intent of a creation or expression, for which the actual output is a far less relevant than the immediate attempt at expression itself.

And I feel like a great deal of hostility between artists of different values comes from not separating those different senses of “art”. Or attempting to separate them to the point of trying to strip the value from one meaning or another.