No one is looking for perfect art. Just that phrase, “perfect art”, sounds stupid. It’s cold and boring. Sterile.

Aren’t we much more concerned with meaning than perfection? If your art has meaning and perfection, great. But no matter how perfect your execution is, if you play me a song that doesn’t say something (musically or lyrically or some other way), I’ll never listen to it again. And worse, it won’t help me.

Meaning is art. Perfection is just something to distract attention from the fact that we don’t actually have anything to say.

Perfection vs Meaning