My life has been overrun with art since I started working at Adobe.
Not the kind you make in Photoshop, or Illustrator, or any of our products for that matter; the kind that hangs in galleries and museums and in artist studios. The old-fashioned kind of art. The messy kind.
… real kind.
Actually, being overrun with art shouldn’t feel unfamiliar. That “real kind” of art is the kind I started my whole career around and for, decades ago now. And back then, I never would have thought I could live a day without it. I would have assumed that a day without art – the “real kind” – would be like a day without air.
How could I possibly not set foot among the old masters every day of my life? I once honestly struggled with that question.
But somehow it happened. After that first decade of art, art, art, and museums, museums, museums, and hard, hard work, I guess I kinda got a little overwhelmed by it all. I started drifting toward paychecks and easier, more tangential ways of “connecting to” art.
And now here I am, over 15 years deep in my career, and I’m coming around again. I’m in this really magical spot – a spot in a great workplace with everything I need to be secure and happy, with rewarding and challenging work and… Holy crap. It’s really all about art – the real kind. Both that old, messy “real kind” – of paint and plaster and space – and a new “real kind” – of screens and science and color and motion.
And the beautiful place where it all intersects.
And it’s stretching my brain (and my work ethic) in ways I never dreamed imaginable.
For a San Francisco “techie”, my views every day are pretty out of this world.
Here are some from just the past week. Enjoy; whatever your view is like during the day, you probably need to look at more art.