Tips on Corporate Art
Common Sense Dictates
What Companies Should Do
Think of yourself working in an office complex where
all of the walls are completely bare. Boring, huh? Or think about working some place where the artwork
is so old and faded it looks worse having it on the wall than if there was nothing. Only if you take it
down, there is a dirty outline on the wall left from where the art used to hang.
Now picture yourself working in an office environment.
The company invested some pretty good money into the desks, chairs, equipment, cubicles, but then it appears
they went to the swap meet and bought a bunch of unrelated, cheap images with plastic frames and no
glass. Visualize the mismatch of that and how awful the offices look. Now picture sitting at your desk
and looking at the wall across from you where the artwork is decent enough, but it looks like a giant
hung it on the wall.
These are just a few of the situations a huge segment
of the work force face every day. It's no wonder visitors don't feel comfortable. It's no wonder the
employees are bored and find it difficult to feel proud of where they work. It's no wonder personnel
feels devalued at the same time they feel overworked.
While some mega corporations invest in art collections
or collect art by local artists for some community involvement, most companies invest in art for
decorative reasons, to enhance the company's image or to make the workplace more inviting. They generally
do not purchase artwork for financial gain or for a tax write off and they definitely don't purchase
art that is wierd or controversial.
They do desperately, however, need competent, creative
people, who love art and design, to work with them to create a pleasant environment and meet their goals.
They need people who know how to choose the right image, how to custom frame it, how to hang it in the
right place at the right height, how to achieve variety without sacrificing unity. Being a corporate art
consultant is a really fun, creative and challenging career. For more information, click on the link
How to Become a Consultant
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