Art is applied philosophy
Art is more like resolving the problem that YOU (the artist) want to resolve.
Thus art could be a great meal, an elegant calligraphy, a new political party, the choice to add a scribble on a piece of blank paper, or not.
Okay, so this is a rather expanded definition of art. Perhaps a definition of applied creativity?
Actually as I think about this. Art and creativity are considered interrelated. This causes a cheapening of both.
Perception, expanded notions and re-definitions of art, value, and creativity are of utmost importance as we pass into this new millenium.