“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” Pablo Picasso
There is a lot said about art in the workplace, some say it can stimulate production. Others say it reduces stress and increases creativity. Furthermore, art can encourage and promote diverse social interactions.
Benefit of Art in the Workplace
Imagine art in your boardroom or reception, where people come and go all the time. Whether it be a sculpture or a painting, or both; art breaks the silence and becomes a talking point. As an artist, I desire to create something profoundly special, a piece that one can appreciate for many years to come.
Some lodge receptions are decorated with a focal point, an art piece that is symbolic of their values. It could be that of an animal close to extinction, like the black rhino. Or a threatened species, like the Cheetah – the most graceful creature that is often the subject of wildlife photography. For some corporate companies, it could be a piece that represents their image or branding.
Toyota and Hino Commission
A project that started a little over 18 months ago, is a commission for Toyota and Hino Trucks. It was a privilege to receive and complete a commission of eight Stallions and eight Eagles. Toyota and Hino will award the sculptures to top-performing dealerships throughout Southern Africa over the next few years. Subsequently, Lexus has commissioned seven Sable, a project that is currently in progress. As an artist it is an honour to be part of something so special and look forward to sharing the Sable sculpture in the coming weeks. Watch this space….!
We appreciate art in many forms; it has the power to move people and motivate a different perspective about life. It can touch us deep inside, reminding us that some things do not last forever.
Whatever the benefit art is in your workplace or home, I sincerely hope my sculptures bring you nothing but pure joy!