Jul 23, 2017
It is said that American corporate hierarchy views it as fertilizer that’s good for growth, but often it’s really crap that stinks. True artists are rarely comfortable in such environments. Every company wants you to believe they are “outside the box”, but most are jailed squarely inside. A lack of vision and flexibility cause many to fade. Ironic that they call on artists to create marketing, yet shun the independence that makes great art. “The Hudsucker Proxy” is a reminder of how corporate America can suck the identity out of you.
Brendan Michna and I met as he engineered lights for the 2015 HighBall on High St. I was on a “day in the life of downtown Columbus” photography exercise and seized the opportunity to make a friend. We exchanged pleasantries, spoke briefly, and then returned to our artistic craft. Some grand time later, we found ourselves on Thurman Café bar stools talking about local arts. An exchange of contact info gave me the chance to reach out once Moving Music found footing. Here are two behind the scenes blokes, articulating the drudgery of the corporate life we strive to avoid, and the quest to minimize the manure.