Wilde wrote so in his Preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, meaning that Art (with capital A) exists absolutely, that is, as an absolute and thanks to its own power, despite the fact that the creative hand must be human.
On the other hand, the Grand Tour did exactly that: show Art’s work magnificently standing thousands of years past its authors’ death.
Art on virtual worlds is often the same: open to casual visits irrespective of the author/authoress’s presence, only much more fleeting than Greek temples or Egyptian pyramids. It is created over long time and through much dedication, only to disappear in the blink of an eye…
or, again, it seemingly stands there forever while its author/ess is driven away by fate, personal decisions, forgetfulness…
Should it? Impermanence seems to be the Law, on virtual worlds.
Location: craft-world.org:8002:uqbar by Apha Auer (the renowned Turkish designer and academic Elif Ayiter)
[Aknowledgments: HyperGrid Safari and Thirza Embers at hg.francogrid.org:80:hgsafari]