Looking through archeology books, my story telling thoughts imagine the people who made the beautifully painted attica pottery in ancient Greece. Isnt it amazing how very long a piece of fired clay can last..telling of its life in so many ways after being excavated.
Even some silks, wools and woven flax have survived for many hindreds of years.
Have you ever made a sand sculpture? or watched perhaps on television, the creation of a sand mandala painting carefully drizzled dry colored sand through thin metal tubes into fine intricate patters, the work of Native Americans or Tibetans. And then..after a day of celebration the sand is blown away.
Think about the impermanance of, or the lasting quality of your medium. I personally believe in a lasting resonant effect of everything we do consciously, very presently. Think about the value of experiencing something temporial. Its all personal growth.
Value is all relative. Real importance is where the work takes you, internally.
Make Everything You Do Art