This following is not bullshit.
As far as I can tell, people who call themselves artists do little to create things that are “new”. (There is nothing wrong with that, by the way)
I am of the belief that all that will or can be created exists in people’s minds already in lesser forms.
An artist solely exists to notice things that are cool or important or relevant and to say “Hey, look at this people.” Whether these are things that already exist (found art), or things they have amalgamated themselves, but already did exist in mental space, they are just noticing the cool things.
People who are good at this, according to measures of popularity, become better artists. And what they tell people to look at (“Hey, hey! Right here! Look at me!”) is believed to be more artful or important than others, as is probably so.
There are no entrance requirements to be this sort of person. Just as there are no special privileges alloted once you are this sort of person.
Okay, I’m off to do some Advanced Math.