The commissioned painting above is another nod towards a faceless, soulless, and impersonal corporate world. It is something that conveys a generic message without originality, requires no unique skill or technique, and is the result of a soft and tasteless urge to fill a void.
The firm to which the colorful mountain range painting belongs is a large, global firm. I am sure they do a good job, and have very smart lawyers in their pay. And I am also sure their clients pay through the nose in part because the clients are paying for the image of large firm. Which is to say, not really a problem for the same corporate clients who use this type of law firm, because the same faceless, soulless, and impersonal attempts at art pervades their daily lives. What does this ultimately mean? I feel it means that people in such a culture lose sight of the human consequences of their actions.
As for me, I enjoy personally taking charge of my cases, of personally calling all my clients, of sifting through personal facts and personal quandaries, and delivering a human touch for the often brutal problems facing the people who I serve. One-on-one contact from beginning to end, each client identified by their name and not a So what kind of artwork should I hang in my office? Something more tasteful, perhaps?