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Mirror Mirror 2

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on juni 18, 2010


The next piece in the Mirror Mirror series. Acrylic paint and watercolor on A3 sized Hahnemühle torchon paper.

You can buy the piece here:

Mirror Mirror 2
Mirror Mirror 2
Signed original artwork: Acrylic paint and watercolor. A3 sized archival 285 gsm Hahnemühle Torchon paper.


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Top 5 easy ways to stay physically fit in your 9-5 deskjob

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on oktober 18, 2009

I don’t believe in 9-5.

That is, I don’t believe in the traditional way 9-5 is carried out: You get in at the desk, turn your computer on, while it boots up go grab some coffee next to the water cooler, sit down at your desk, work, eat lunch and work at the desk, work, get up and go home.

Sprinkled with blackberry texting and the occasional shuffle to the toilet.

The human body was just not designed to be sitting 8 hours in front of a screen. We are built to be active, move around, work in alternating circumstances. The obvious solution to this physical limitation is to set the workers free and let them work where, when and how they please. Hopefully that’s how everyone will be working in the near future, but traditional thinking prevents this by focusing on the risk of employees shirking.

So for now we will have to make do with:

The TOP 5 easy ways to stay physically fit in your 9-5 deskjob:

1. Don’t skip breakfast, and remember some fat + protein along with those cereals (Keeps you from the cookiejar until lunch)

2. Get up and walk around for about 2-3 minutes every half hour (prevents tiredness while working)

3. Get a desk that elevates. (Improves circulation in your legs during the day)

4. Take a 10 minute break every hour (Hey, not facebook, old school – outside)

5. Make your calls on the cell-phone and take a walk.

Career mindedness does not mean staying chained to the desk.

Enjoy, Carl

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Disarming art: Using art as a force of change

by Carl Frederik Waage Beck on juni 25, 2009

Dear friends,

This is the second painting in the series “Naked People” that I have set out to create during the next few months. While sticking to a motif that is universally understood and recognized, in this series I intend to explore the role of art and how art can be applied as a force of change.

Surely art can be used as a pretty piece to be hung on the wall above the couch. I’m sure many would agree that the lady to the right is a thing of beauty, but is that enough? There are conflicting emotions at work: on the one hand we enjoy beauty, on the other we shun “bad taste”. Hanging a Pirelli calendar in the livingroom would by some be considered bad taste, while a poster of Monet’s Nympheas signifies “good taste” in the absense of the cash to actually buy the real thing.

Few things are as disarming as the figure of a beautiful human body. Few things create more spontaneous conversation, and few things stick better in our memory.

Surely art can be something pretty to hang on the wall, but when art accomplishes to disarm us, create conversation and stick in our memory, we’ve come a long way.

Best regards, Carl

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