How’s this for productivity during coffee breaks at the office?
Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, two Squarespace employees, have two rules posted on their Instagram account, FoolsDoArt.
“All props must be found in office and all editing done on a phone.” Essentially, they remake famous paintings in the office.
They told The Washington Post they’re not bored at their jobs; it sounds like it’s quite the opposite! Their workplace actually encourages creativity. They wrote in an email: “Our bosses are also really supportive of what we’re doing. It’s definitely part of the fuel that keeps this going.”
Plus, their colleagues have gotten into it, too. The artists wrote, “Many of them have done guest appearances in some of the recreations.” From Degas to DaVinci, their project started “with us goofing around.”
Their first replica was Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” from the Sistine Chapel. During their lunch break, they sat in one of the office couches. Chris tried to poke Francesco’s hand repeatedly just to get on his nerves, someone grabbed a phone and snapped some shots and voila! They ended up posing as the mural.
“We didn’t initially think anything of it. Chris ended up texting the photo to his mom, who then stitched our shot with a photograph from the Sistine Chapel and texted it back to Chris. When we saw that, it was a big ‘Aha!’ moment.”
So, the next time you’re lounging during a break at work, keep your eyes and ears open to your own creativity. You never know when a spark will ignite!