What you can touch or experience is the work of art, but the art is the inner experience of the creator in that moment that manifests something into existence. Thus, what we can see or touch is not the art itself. It is the work, a surface that bears the traces of that inner experience. It is all about the inner experience. And the purpose of having any work is that the work hopefully can mirror the reaction in the viewer to whatever degree possible.
For me the camera has been another form of tool, a brush, if you may, with which I have sought to catch a source of light, a shape and paint with it, by that opening new frontiers of perception and interpretation within the depicted reality. In this sense, the error is the door through which this reality opens and for that I find photography a delighting possibility for a visual artist.