In my work I like to ask people questions which help establish the mood and tone of our work together, as well as what expectations/needs/requirements folk have.
Last week it was my pleasure to spend time working with a firm of accountants who wanted to explore how they could use art to enhance their work. Among other interesting things, they expressed a need for spontaneity and a requirement to create art for their office. Neither of these have surfaced in previous sessions – the responses are often much more ‘work’ related.
Here are a couple of examples of how people responded to their invitations to be spontaneous and to create some art for the office. To meet the need for spontaneity we used a basic printing technique to give us unpredictable results.
Who said accountants are boring?