What all of the above examples are meant to demonstrate is that "art" doesn't have to be traditional to be art. Nor does it have to be pretty or classy. It does, in general, need to have some thought behind it. How well an artist can defend their thought process is just as important at the artistic process.
...art from ordinary objects can provide an interesting reminder that the things around us we take for granted can be repurposed in ways most of us might never think of. Also, as any artist knows, a new material can mean new aesthetic possibilities and unique material-dependent expressions.
The packing tape art of Mark Khaisman demonstrates that even the most mundane material can be the basis of a complex and rich composition. Comprised entirely of brown tones and illuminated from behind, there is something vaguely film noir about some of his more scenographic works. In other pieces he takes ordinarily colorful snapshot scenes or classic portraits and renders them unfamiliar and abstract. Originally from the Ukraine Mark now lives, works and has regular shows in Philadelphia, PA.