Curmudging from the Hinterlands

On the other hand, it is a valid supposition that photography is an art, or capable of being art, based on the eye only. I don't think any kind of argument can be made for "hand", especially in digital photography, but the eye and mind must be there.

As an artist, I'm free to make what I want, sans category or definition, and sometimes it touches the infinite, and transcends material and technique. Art. Not the ART of the cult of genius, but the art of an artisan, craftsman, laborer in the fields of obscurity ... be it painting, photograph, frame, or sculpture.