Art for an Office (1)

Hey, Felicia, do you have time for a quick conversation?

Sure, boss. What's up?

I was walking through the hallways of our office yesterday and it struck me that we could use a little beautification around here.

Are you thinking about repainting the hallways?

Well, actually I was considering buying some art to display around the office and factory grounds.

I think we could all benefit from a little touch of culture, don't you think?

Yeah... it's a great idea. I think looking at beautiful things helps lift morale.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

It might brighten up the office and lift people's spirits a bit as well.

I'm not really sure about what kind of art to buy though.

That is a tricky issue. Everyone has different tastes.

You know the old expression: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

What about you Felicia? What kind of art do you like?

Well, actually I like abstract modern art.

I love the works of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.

I see. So you're a bit of a modernist, huh?

I feel modern art is open to interpretation.

Each person looks at the painting with a different understanding and gets a different message from it.

Sometimes I find landscape paintings or more traditional art to be a bit boring.

Yes, I would agree with that. I don't want any pictures of fruit in bowls hanging on our walls.

It needs to be something inspirational!

How about you, boss? What kind of art inspires you?

I'm a big fan of photography.

I like real images captured by a camera.

They're so genuine, and I find that I don't get tired of looking at them over and over again.