I follow the Craftzine Blog feed, and the other day they featured an interesting crochet installation.
Aunt Peggy Has Departed by Shane Waltener is a crochet "web" in tribute to a departed family member.
I think pictures 3 and 5 show it the best. I know that threadwork is INSANELY time consuming and hard, and this is amazing. Pineapples, regular doily motif, stitched up as a web and installed.
What struck me the most was this thought on the page:
Doilies are like dreamcatchers, each knot holding a thought, a memory.
I think if there were to be any #1 example of Craft as Art, this would be it.