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Client Relationships : A Grim Pantomime of Doom by MikeGould
Client Relationships : A Grim Pantomime of Doom
The latest in my Corpornomicon project. Good client relationships are important. Client Relationship Managers usually exist where organisations have a mutual dependency on each other. Yet essentially the job exists because organisations are fundamentally out for themselves and don't trust each other. The flaw in humanity - trust. This usually leads to one undermining the other and while there may be some short term gain for the more dominant, in the end everyone loses. This is observed behaviour. As an artists I observe, try not to judge and attempt to make sense of the world. Painted in acrylics. 
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Management : The Black Art by MikeGould
Management : The Black Art
This is not meant to be a critique of all management. However, like a lot of things management has a habit of proliferating without adding value. There are a lot of managers who don't manage anything. They have little or no contact with staff. Their input is management information.  Their output is mission statements and cliche's. They do not seem to live on this planet or be aware how what they do interacts with what others do. This is another part of my 'corporate'sequence of pictures and there is more to come. The Corporanomicon spreads far and wide.
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When I was growing up you were either a Bowie fan or a Bolan fan. I was a Bolan fan. Not that I didn't like some of what Bowie did, I just didn't connect the same as many others did. As I've got older I've been better able to appreciate the enormity of what he achieved. While he was a shy man who hid behind his characters, he was at the same time fearless in his attempts to do something new. I lost interest in his music when he went more dancy - i was never much into disco or nightclubbing. Yet I have managed to reconcile with that period - the use of sound, the experimentalism, the arrangements and the production are exceptional. Even up to the end - when you look at his recent come-back albums. he was obviously aware of his own mortality - the revisiting of his back catalogue on Nothing has Changed, returning to earlier styles on The Next Day and the awareness of his impending death on Blackstar. With Blackstar and his new single Lazarus he has even provided his own eulogy. His death should be mourned by all artists as his life should be equally celebrated. He is proof that you can be successful without selling out your art.
Mysteries Of The Audit by MikeGould
Mysteries Of The Audit
This came from an adverse reaction to auditors at work and a film called Mysteries of the Organism. The concept of audits is very simple you get an independent body to audit what you have done to ensure it is all present and correct. Trouble is that audits have become an industry in their own right and go to ridiculous degrees to achieve very little except making auditors rich. This has grown into more that a critique of auditors, but you have to start somewhere. The auditor is the stick-like being, the other it's victim. And then there is the duo of doom. bebefromtheblock (look her up on DA) gave me an awareness of the apocalyptic possibilities of the cello. It can be both poeteic and sinister. I combined this with the oboe, the Clarinet's more disreputable cousin which also has mysterious and sinister possibilities. I think I'l revisit this pair.

And look out bebefromtheblock.deviantart.co…. Her photo's are beautiful and evocative.               
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Game Of Hats by MikeGould
Game Of Hats
People use different techniques to concentrate when they are in meetings. I doodle. Sometimes a doodle evolves to a painting. Game of Hats  was one such which has surpassed my expectations. Once I had started it just developed on the paper. I don't know what it all means - some of the imagery does have significance to me. I hope you like it.     
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When I was growing up you were either a Bowie fan or a Bolan fan. I was a Bolan fan. Not that I didn't like some of what Bowie did, I just didn't connect the same as many others did. As I've got older I've been better able to appreciate the enormity of what he achieved. While he was a shy man who hid behind his characters, he was at the same time fearless in his attempts to do something new. I lost interest in his music when he went more dancy - i was never much into disco or nightclubbing. Yet I have managed to reconcile with that period - the use of sound, the experimentalism, the arrangements and the production are exceptional. Even up to the end - when you look at his recent come-back albums. he was obviously aware of his own mortality - the revisiting of his back catalogue on Nothing has Changed, returning to earlier styles on The Next Day and the awareness of his impending death on Blackstar. With Blackstar and his new single Lazarus he has even provided his own eulogy. His death should be mourned by all artists as his life should be equally celebrated. He is proof that you can be successful without selling out your art.

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Mike Gould
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
I was born in London and now live in Peterborough near Cambridge with my wife and son. I did my degree in graphic design but have ended up working as a business analyst. I have painted on and off for years but have really got to grips with developing my work in the last 5 years. I paint as I feel at the time and the style of the painting suits the mood. I don' tend to stick to one style for very long - my painting is as ecclectic as my music listening,
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Stardust-Splendor Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Professional
Mike, thank you for watching! :wave:
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Etimasia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Thank you! :rose: 
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lisa-im-laerm Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch and the favsCircus Elephant -emote by RJDaae
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Rina-9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:! :) :heart:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Happy Birthday Mike!!!:iconbluebplz:
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dA-Droid Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  New Deviant
Random Quote of the day:
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost” — J.R.R Tolkien
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for watching! :hug:
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SunriseOnVenus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave. :)
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DarkLiminality Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my art!
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Elfyah Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav. =)
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