Artists work mostly by intuition. And when asked, most will says their art is a statement on society. It does not matter whether we are talking about painting, writing, sculpture, acting, or even the creation of acrosstics like I am doing here.
And yes, even my expressions of excitement are comments of a sort. But not just on society: my work is formed around the most basic patterns of the entire cosmos, including the many parallel universes I believe it to contain.