Artist Alastair MacLennan:
Art is the demonstrated wish and will to resolve conflict through action, be it spiritual, religious, political, personal, social or cultural.
I read and reread the sentence and if I am correct all those adjectives are modifying “conflict” not “action”. I think that is what the comma is doing there: guiding the interpretation. Or maybe the “it” refers to the wish and will and sets all modifiers to a characterizing.
Art in a non conflictual perspective may just be about the demonstration of the undemonstrable. No enumeration suffices.
That there is tension between the expression and what escapes expression granted. That that tension is a conflict. Not. Conflicts imply termination. Art is unending.
And so for day 156