Building the machine that makes the art

You can be a conceptual artist if:

One: You have ideas worth sharing (arguably the easy part). Successful ideas are usually simple and discovered by intuition.

And two: You’re willing to express them with the most economy of means. This is harder because it may entail suppressing your desire for things to look and work a certain way for the sake of a more powerful solution.

See, in conceptual art, the idea is the most important part of the work. More important than the process, the materials, and the piece of art itself. Still, doesn't matter how great the idea is, you’ll have to give it physical form and exhibit it somewhere if you hope to have an impact.