Art seems to be underapprieciated these days. Not that there aren't artists creating incredible work; art has fallen down the ladder of social importance.
Was it ever really up there?
To become a master in any field, one must strive to become an artist. Art, the process of creating new from old, is not exclusive to the traditional denotation of "art"; paintings, sculptures, movies, installations. A mathematician can be an artist, too.
Bridging the gap between craftsmanship and artistry is a great and important step for anyone looking to become a master in their craft. Learning the rules, using the tools, all that requires time and hard work.
Anyone can learn the rules, but not everyone can set the rules.
Be the one who sets the rules.