ART is the thickening of space that occurs when two or more gifted-givers exchange gifts of any kind. ART requires a gift-object, a giver-object, and a gifted-object be present, but ART itself is not any one of those objects. ART is the community of gifted-giver objects coming together in active exchange. When those objects engage in such exchange, the space between the objects becomes viscous, their object edges become soft, and an acute confusion of object-distinction sets in.
This thickening, softening, and confusion is ART and is a powerful force that solves problems, even as it creates new and better problems.