So here's the thing... I'm far more scientist and mechanic than I am artist. A friend of mine can spot these beautiful artistic scenes almost by second nature... I generally can't, but if I'm looking carefully I can spot elements that I know (once assembled) will be art-like or regarded as such... and then frame them (mostly) correctly and "assemble" art. This, to me, seems totally soul-less. So, I sit around and think to myself, "Ok, how do I see and think and feel like an artist???" I, of course, immediately start breaking what an artist is down into various component parts (many of which fairly insulting) , and try to model an artist in my head. BZZZZT! Wrong! The best I can come up with is "totally random perspective on things, which probably mostly models a bunch of rules- some of which I don't know- that winds up looking cool!" Somehow I'm doubting that's it. So, I turn to you all... WHAT IS ART? What makes it? What is an artist? What makes them? What makes them tick? How do you become one? Now... please... I ask you to try to have this discussion with civility towards each other. I didn't ask what an Internet Jerk is... I asked what an artist was!