Why do we create art?

It is to cast a net. We pull up the net and sometimes we find nature, sometimes we find fractions of societal topics, concerns, joys. We pull together the bits and pieces to become an object of meaning. This meaning becomes an object loaded with observation and more a provision than visionary, it provides. This meaning does not necessarily become a trajectory, a place we want to go, rather it is the result of trajectories. Do we want to continue in the direction of this depiction, feeling, moment, or idea? It may be cautionary, to take pause, to think about how the artists have imagined something or somewhere we do not want or hope to follow.  In other ways, meaning may be hopeful, illuminating, a call to elevate the idea presented by the object.  We must have faith in humanity to understand the difference.