Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Here and there awareness is growing that man, far from being the overlord of all creation, is himself part of nature, subject to the same cosmic forces that control all other life. Man's future welfare and probably even his survival depend upon his learning to live in harmony, rather than in combat, with these forces.
You begin with the possibilities of the material.
Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.