How we brought nature into the Office
EU Consulting presents a beautiful resin creation
"Nature is alive and is talking to us. This is not a metaphor "
The existence of nature has the gift to take us out of the tiring routine of urban life, in which often, even forgetting that we do this without thinking, we deepen our minds and move away from the true purpose for which we are on this planet: to enjoy life.
Nature is among the most beautiful joys through which we manage to connect to the highest degree of consciousness and human spirit. A walk on the paths of a forest, a trip to a mountain top or a walk on the edge of a lake can be like a meditation, a reflection that we can have on ourselves and everything around us, elements of nature whose often we forget their great significance and the way in which they can give us the most beautiful moments of life, spent alone or with our loved ones.
"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"
As most of the time we are caught in a crowded city, polluted and burdened by the stress of worries, we can always find some ways in which we can bring nature very close to us. Whether this happens in our homes or in our backyards or in the place where we work or carry out our daily activities, it brings us a smile and a state of positivity.
Same was with us, a team of simple and passionate people in a small office from a small building decorated with many brightly colored plants in a often quiet city , but sometimes crowded. This city is 10 minutes away from the most beautiful mountains in the country, but which we often look at from the office window with longing and desire to be there.
“The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.”
Being a team not very numerous, but very passionate about what they do, we aim to protect the nature of pollution and other factors that can create irreparable problems on the environment. In a continuous evolution and with a well-developed purpose, namely to help the producers of dangerous or non-dangerous waste from the industrial environment to eliminate them in a way that cannot harm water, air, soil, etc.
Mainly, the purpose of our company is to find concrete and necessary solutions to keep nature clean in all its forms that take place around us, whether urban, rural or in the many forms of relief and lakes that we must protect and why not, to keep our "house" clean and in the best shape.
"The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before."
First of all, having as main slogan "don't waste your time on waste" we want to positively influence those who respect nature, but also those who have not yet reached the point of understanding how important the negative impact is on which waste can have on it.
Therefore, methods such as recycling, waste disposal depending on the category to which they belong or any method by which nature can be kept away from the danger that only the human being can create on it, should be promoted as much as possible so that it becomes a part of our life, wanting us to respect and appreciate what God created, all the creatures that belongs to the planet.
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
Secondly, we are aware of how important and constructive teamwork is, which helps to gradually and advantageously evolve an idea to be put into practice and to be completed to achieve the ultimate goal.
Therefore, we encourage teamwork by practicing it in the activities we have in the office, no matter how different they are. By this I mean that we want to help each other in the business part in which the activities take place but also in the creative ones that include more or less nature.
"In any art you’re allowed to steal anything if you can make it better. "
As small things often have the most significance and bring us more happiness than an expensive and ephemeral material thing, the first step of teamwork in which each member of the team intervened and on which we focused our attention together it was to bring a little bit of nature into our office.
So we sat down together at a table and a brainstorming was created by itself, about the idea of creating a picture to be hung in the office
and which can create a positive atmosphere and became a memory that can always surprise us how we managed to complete a project together, which gave us hope that we can do anything if we really want to and that nothing is impossible.
After talking and reaching a common ground together, the idea was outlined, but only on paper. It was time to set the energy in motion and make things happen. We agreed to make a large wooden picture in which to sink stones and green forest moss in the resin to keep this moment as a photo to represent us as individuals, but also as the team we are when we work in the office. The first part is represented by the fact that being nature lovers we created this picture from natural elements, while the office part we outlined through the logo model and the name of our product through which we manage to come up with solutions for environmental protection.
"Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it"
We went on a long and pleasant walk in the forests near the mountains and we picked moss that we managed to keep alive artificially in a shady area and kept in humidity to create their natural environment. In the meantime, the picture was created from scratch, because we did not want to buy things already done, but to build them ourselves to represent our style in its best form.
The wooden picture was ready, so we patiently started the creative part, maybe the longest of all. Pebble by pebble, around what was supposed to be written with moss, we created a kind of mosaic of different shades, managing to keep in the office a part of the set of stones from the bank of a river that flowed quietly from the mountains.
The green forest moss were cleaned from soil and placed in the shape of the logo and the product in the center of the picture. After we managed to make this ensemble from natural elements, there was one more step to do, perhaps the most important of all, namely to pour the resin to keep permanently in this form and keep the moss under a glass layer, formed by an element as natural as the others.
"Everything you can imagine is real"
After the 24 hours in which the resin dried and the painting was ready, the emotion was even greater to finally see it on the wall in our office, something we longed to have. Everyone was satisfied. A hand-made creation is original and impossible not to be appreciated when it is done with passion. So, as I said at the beginning,
small things can bring happiness and give us a positive emotion every day. In any way we can bring nature around us, it takes us one step closer to being truly present in its midst so we can appreciate nature in all its splendor.
“An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”
Article by @Ramona Popa
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