Imagine what it would be like if one person on an island could write and kept that information to herself? Imagine the great philosophers and mathematicians not sharing their findings with other folks. Right, we can't imagine that.
How is art different? Imagine, for just a moment, the entire history of art. Here are the cave painters who begin to work out all those visual clues and one cave painter says "OH! That's a great drawing of a bison." Another cave painters says, "Yo, thanks dude, I'm diggin' your bows and arrows. How did you get that red?"
And right now? I'm remembering how much I love cave paintings and am looking at the beautiful gestural lines and symbols in this
and thinking ... this is so inspiring. 'Cause you know what? That is what it is all about: inspiring others to find new paths using tools that have been around for centuries, eons, like these beautiful glorious lines and symbols in these cave painting and finding new ways to express ourselves. So other folks in a generation or so can continue on with our work. Yeah, I see all the artwork being made on the planet as a continuous body of art work.