No Word for Art

“In the language of the Dineh, there is no word for art.
When I learned this, I laughed.
I was so relieved.
This word, and all that it drags with it, was not necessary.”

Leatrice Mikkelsen, Navajo
‘Decolonizing the Mind: End of a 500-Year Era’ (Seattle Center on Contemporary Art, 1992)