Year after year I have made images like this: my camera fires when I pull it out of the bag or, in the film years, when I was loading my camera. Sometimes it is a manual exposure, and sometimes it is an aperture-priority frame, and since the camera is in the dark, the shutter speed is long.
In any case, is this art? If so, what are its merits? What does it say or imply?
Something may exist without appreciation, yet it is difficult in experience to perceive existence without appreciation. Is it art? Is it appreciated?
Art however, is appreciation without the actual existence of the subject, Empathy or even better projected empathy. It is a language we write between our mind and heart. Is it art? -It is if you have the heart.