art is an expression of the human condition. but i feel that there has to be an aesthetic dimension before it can be art. otherwise the term is meaningless. i think that art , like poetry, (which is also an art) to be worth the name of art, must convey some emotional response in the viewer, which is independent of political, racial, or elitist beliefs. at least,l i believe that is what great art is. if it makes me catch my breath, i beleive its art.