Laurence Freeman writes,
"Get the question right
before getting confused or intoxicated by the variety of answers."
What is the role of art in our society?
How do crafts preserve our cultural identity?
What is the difference between the consumer art of everyday living
and the fine art of galleries?
Do we need art or craft to become fully human?
How do we define artists? artisans? craft artists? craftspeople?
Should art or craft have a purpose?
How does art exclude?
Amongst all the pondering and musing I realised two things -
art and craft are only relevant if they enable me to become the best person I can be;
and if they do the same for those who encounter it.