Don’t take yourself too seriously. On the other hand: if you don’t, nobody else will either.
What is the mission of an artist? Surely to communicate! If it is to make money: well, you might have to die first. But you can have the best fun before you do.
To experience pleasure is a commendable mission in itself. Art is personal, and every person will have their own interpretation of what an artwork ‘means’, and every person’s heartfelt interpretation is valid.
Nature is the original artist! It wields its evolutionary brush with impunity. Art separates us from machines at this stage, though I don’t doubt that they will eventually catch up; for what are we, if not evolved biological machines?
I think art is a great way of sharing insights. I wish it were used more in the STEM environment. From STEM to STEAM!