I watched the documentary Rivers and Tides: Working with Time, about artist Andy Goldsworthy. It’s a look at a mode of art that converses with nature, that collaborates with the strictures of uncertainty and ephemerality.
If art (craft as well) is characterized by the manipulation of materials, to what extent can you give up control and still call it art? What does that look like? (Is it even the case that “manipulation of materials” is a core definition of art?)