Art is anything that provokes thought or emotion in the viewer, or, that is my personal conviction at least.
As long as humanity has been around, we have been uncomfortable by deep thoughts and emotions. We try to condense them without even realizing it. We are creatures of habit, and both emotions and thoughts evoke change.
Artists help make the unseen become seen by leading the people to open their eyes, turning everyday objects into mechanisms for aesthetic pleasure, and by helping individuals of all origins feel once again.
Many people are afraid of art, without even knowing it. Their minds have been boxed into the belief that one must understand something for it to be right, and art is not meant to be understood, rather it is meant to be seen, experienced, known, and ultimately, it is meant to be felt.