I think some of us artists strive to make artworks which are ‘eternal’, and ‘timeless’.
But it is my belief that nothing should last forever. If our artworks were eternal and never decayed and were never forgotten– future generations probably wouldn’t have the opportunity to create new things.
Wouldn’t it be horrible if there was a future in which no photographer was allowed to create art-works better than Henri Cartier-Bresson? Or better than Picasso? Or better than the great artists of the past?