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I was in a medical clinic not that long ago. It was a rare occasion when I did not have a book to read or a notebook to scribble in. So, I looked at the walls, literally. They were a deep purple and had a few questionable reproductions mounted as "decoration". One was butted against the ceiling, which was the most interesting thing about it. I figured it was covering a hole. Anyhow, in walks the staff person with the clipboard and reads my name off. And I stand up and the words just jumped out of my mouth. "Are you aware of how truly revolting the art is in this office?" I ask. The receptionist chirps from behind her fortress of a counter, "now Gloria why not tell them what you really think?" And finally a third staffer walks to usher me into the inner offices. She adds, "Oh, I'm waiting for the TV reality program based on her life." Well, thankfully we all had a good laugh.
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I have had the opposite experience too. There are offices–business, and non, private and public–that have good local art or art from away that has meaning for the people who work around it. It is rewarding to look at on a sustained basis.
Anyhow, if anyone knows of a fairytale about a princess who every time she opens her mouth a frog jumps out, I'd like to know how it ends because someday that's the way I feel.