Quote Originally Posted by BradS
She said that it is not considered art because, in essence, there is no artist. The final result was simply a matter of chemisty and physics.
The educated establishment said the same sort of thing about the piano in its early days...the artist was removed from direct contact with the strings by levers and hammers, was mechanical, and therefore wouldn't allow the soul of the artist to be expressed.

Artistic expression originates within the artists mind, and can be manifested in any medium.