Object or Action?
Should we assign value to the object or the action that created it. Objects eventually deteriorate and vanish while actions are at best fleeting and attached to the individual (an object) that performs them.
David, the object of Michelangelo's actions is a statue that will one day be no more. Michelangelo, a man, is dead. I appreciate the statue as art, I am amazed at the skill required to create it, but where is the value?