I AM NOT A NUMBER?

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HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES 


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

I AM NOT A NUMBER? (Work stress  collection) is a depiction of a call centre worker in an anonymous call centre who wants to believe he is not a number but questions the reality of this. The painting also depicts the stress of working in a anonymous call centre where the dehumanisation of workers treated as numbers by there log in codes, passwords, PC numbers, desk numbers and the never ending pursuit of tidy desk policies takes away the human element of people, leaving the feeling of being treated as just another number. The workers are in modern day slavery in the form of the telephone depicted as a ball and chain which they have to man for 7 hours a day to the second, there hands are handcuffed depicting the futility of there day to day struggles with stressful telephone calls, targets and pressures of the working day. 

The left hand of the painting begins with a slight human form gradually moving to the right of the picture the people begin to turn into computers depicting the ever increasing drive for efficiency and the feeling of being just a number, where the staff can be replaced by the next person in the dole queue. He is a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile.

Painted in a Abstract expressionistic style using free flowing brush strokes and pallet knife Painted in Acrylic

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How to Break the vicious cycle of negativity and turning negatives to positives


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and in a difficult period in my life and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this stress collection. 


My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.

I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown, I was fearful of letting my employer Know of my stress at work and this brought about a negative cycle of emotion and stress Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The “I am not a number painting?” is exactly that, I am not a number I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually and fairly  for the benefit of the customer and company.


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will have to deal positively with them in the future.

I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboro Dragon  into a positive cycle Dragon 

  

Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.


  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity


Aproximate sizes 

W 47.5” x H 15" D 1.5”

Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


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Ball and Chain

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Work stress collection


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

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HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Ball & Chain (Work Stress collection) is a depiction of a call centre worker in an anonymous call centre where he is chained to the desk for 7 hours a day to the second, the telephone and headset is replaced by the ball and chain of modern day slavery. His hands are handcuffed depicting the futility of his day to day struggles; His unlucky plight is depicted by the number he wears and uses as his identity to log into his everyday job. 


He is a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile. 

Painted in a Abstract expressionistic style using free flowing brush strokes and pallet knife Painted in Acrylic on box stretched canvas 

How to Break the vicious cycle of negativity and turning negatives to positives


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this work stress collection.

 

My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.


I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown from the pressure of the workload and new processes the employer put on me and other members of staff. I told my employer at the time of needing a time in motion study to be done and this was ignored and added pressure was put on me and other members of staff resulting in me and other members of staff having a breakdown due to stress from work. This then spiralled into a negative cycle of emotion and stress, Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the work stress paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting and comments highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The Ball & Chain painting was produced as a way of dealing with my stress. at the time I was thinking negatively. I have now flipped this negative into a positive after working for many other companies and gained more experience in dealing with customers and I no longer feel this way.


It is not a ball and chain. I look at this as a way to communicate and help people over the phone to provide a service and help people in the best way I can. I put myself in the customers shoes and look to try and resolve any calls in a positive thinking way. Looking to bring about a mutually beneficial result for both the customer and company.


I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and in life and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually for the benefit of the customer and company. A company should bring a balance of workloads as to not cause stress to people. This should be the way forward for any company. A balanced worklife and home life and thinking positively benefits all. 


Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will learn to deal positively with them in the future.

I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboros Dragon into a positive cycle Dragon.


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IN LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.

  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


Size 20.00” X 23.5” X 0.5” Deep


Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


Delivery in the UK only

By recorded delivery

Another one of those days

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Work Stress collection


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre  highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

​​  

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Another one of those days (work stress collection) is a depiction of Call centre workers in an anonymous call centre  under stress from complaints from customers, the pressures of meeting targets, deadlines, phone calls and juggling workloads in a fast paced environment. This leaves the pressurised worker under immense stress on a typical working day when call volumes are high. 

Painted in an Abstract Expressionistic style using free flowing brush strokes and pallet knife, painted in Acrylics on canvas. 

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this work stress collection. 


My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.


I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown from the pressure of the workload and new processes the employer put on me and other members of staff. I told my employer at the time of needing a time in motion study to be done and this was ignored and added pressure was put on me and other members of staff resulting in me and other members of staff having a breakdown due to stress from work. This then spiralled into a negative cycle of emotion and stress, Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the work stress paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting and comments highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The Another one of those days painting was produced as a way of dealing with my stress. at the time I was thinking negatively. I have now flipped this negative into a positive after working for many other companies and gained more experience in dealing with customers and I no longer feel this way. I have learnt how to turn a complaint into a challenge to help people and do the very best I can to resolve in a positive way finding a mutually agreeable solution to resolve the complaint. 


I look at this as a way to communicate and help people over the phone to provide a service and help people in the best way I can. I put myself in the customers shoes and look to try and resolve any calls in a positive thinking way. Looking to bring about a mutually beneficial result for both the customer and company. Sometimes you cannot resolve the complaint but as long as I have done absolutely everything I can to resolve I know I have done my job correctly. It gives me satisfaction that I am looking to help people. 


I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and in life and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually for the benefit of the customer and company. A company should bring a balance of workloads as to not cause stress to people. This should be the way forward for any company. A balanced worklife and home life and thinking positively benefits all. 


Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will learn to deal positively with them in the future.

I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboros Dragon into a positive cycle Dragon.


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IN LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.

  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


Size 23.5 “ X 20.00” X.05”deep

​​

Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity

Aproximate sizes 

W 47.5” x H 15" D 1.5”

Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


Delivery in the UK only

By recorded delivery

Stress monster number 1

£0.00

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NOT FOR SALE 


work stress collection


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

​  

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Stress Monster Number 1 (Work stress collection) is a depiction of a call centre worker in an anonymous call centre under stress from his immediate superiors. The constant pressures and shouts of “CALLS QUEUING EVERYBODY BACK IN AVAILABLE” and being forced to drop everything whilst still expected to complete his workload only adds to the stresses of the day for the poor lowly call centre worker. He is but a number working feverishly to achieve the targets of the day and at boiling point waiting for the next shout of “CALLS QUEUING” before he explodes into a fit of anguish and stress.

He is a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile.

​​

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this work stress collection. 


My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.


I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown from the pressure of the workload and new processes the employer put on me and other members of staff. I told my employer at the time of needing a time in motion study to be done and this was ignored and added pressure was put on me and other members of staff resulting in me and other members of staff having a breakdown due to stress from work. This then spiralled into a negative cycle of emotion and stress, Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the work stress paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting and comments highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The stress Monster number1 painting was produced as a way of dealing with my stress. at the time I was thinking negatively. I have now flipped this negative into a positive after working for many other companies and gained more experience in dealing with customers. Although when the calls are busy and queuing up I can only take one call at a time and deal with the call as best I can I have learnt to manage my stress better now. looking on relaxing when I can and refocusing on the things that matter and prioritising the workloads. As long as there isn’t an overload of work and it is manageable then you can refocus and do your job correctly. 


I look at my job as a way to provide a service and help people in the best way I can. I put myself in the customers shoes and look to try and resolve any calls in a positive thinking way. Looking to bring about a mutually beneficial result for both the customer and company. as long as I have done absolutely everything I can to juggle my workloads and calls I know I have done my job correctly. It gives me great satisfaction that I am looking to help people. 


I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and in life and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually for the benefit of the customer and company. A company should bring a balance of workloads as to not cause stress to people. This should be the way forward for any company. A balanced worklife and home life and thinking positively benefits all. 


Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will learn to deal positively with them in the future.


I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboros Dragon into a positive cycle Dragon.


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IN LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.


  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


​​

Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity


Aproximate sizes 

W 20” x H 23.5" D 1.5”

Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


Delivery in the UK only

By recorded delivery

Release button

£0.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

NOT FOR SALE


Work Stress collection


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

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HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Release Button (Work stress collection) is a depiction of call centre workers in an anonymous call centre under stress with call volumes at a high level, the workers wish they could just terminate the stressful calls to end their suffering but know that this cannot be done with Big Brother watching in the form of call recordings. So their never-ending anxiety is building up to a crescendo of pain and frustration. 


He is a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile. 

Painted in a Abstract expressionistic style using free flowing brush strokes and pallet knife Painted in Acrylic on box stretched canvas, coated with varnish for protection. 

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this work stress collection.

 

My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.


I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown from the pressure of the workload and new processes the employer put on me and other members of staff. I told my employer at the time of needing a time in motion study to be done and this was ignored and added pressure was put on me and other members of staff resulting in me and other members of staff having a breakdown due to stress from work. This then spiralled into a negative cycle of emotion and stress, Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the work stress paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting and comments highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The Release Button painting was produced as a way of dealing with my stress. at the time I was thinking negatively. I have now flipped this negative into a positive after working for many other companies and gained more experience in dealing with customers. Although when the calls are busy and queuing up I can only take one call at a time and deal with the call as best I can I have learnt to manage my stress better now. looking on relaxing when I can and refocusing on the things that matter and prioritising the workloads. As long as there isn’t an overload of work and it is manageable then you can refocus and do your job correctly. 


I look at my job as a way to provide a service and help people in the best way I can. I put myself in the customers shoes and look to try and resolve any calls in a positive thinking way. Looking to bring about a mutually beneficial result for both the customer and company. as long as I have done absolutely everything I can to juggle my workloads and calls I know I have done my job correctly. It gives me great satisfaction that I am looking to help people. 


I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and in life and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually for the benefit of the customer and company. A company should bring a balance of workloads as to not cause stress to people. This should be the way forward for any company. A balanced worklife and home life and thinking positively benefits all. 


Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will learn to deal positively with them in the future.


I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboros Dragon into a positive cycle Dragon.


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IN LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.

​  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity


Aproximate sizes 

W 23.5” x H 20" D 1.5”

Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


Delivery in the UK only

By recorded delivery

Aargh !!!!

£0.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 NOT FOR SALE


Work Stress collection


This collection is a point of view of a modern-day call centre worker in an anonymous call centre  highlighting there stress in a pressured environment and has no detriment or bearing on my current role with my current or previous employers. My employer is an ethical caring company and is an extremely good employer and looks after the employees they employ. 

​  

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Aargh !!!! (Work stress collection) is a depiction of call centre workers in an anonymous call centre at the point of total frustration when all they can say is Aargh !!!! As the workers try to explain the processes of the company to the confused customers who just do not understand or do not accept the decisions that have been made even though they have explained to them in great detail. 


They are a number of many and like the Borg of Star Trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile. 


Painted in a Abstract expressionistic style using free flowing brush strokes and pallet knife Painted in Acrylic on box stretched canvas 

​​

HOW TO BREAK THE VICIOUS CYCLE OF NEGATIVITY, TURNING NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES


Negative thinking= The above painting, writings and feelings was painted and written to try and help show and deal with my feelings at work in a previous employment and trying to put my feelings down on canvas. My outlook on the working environment I was in at the time is depicted in the paintings of this work stress collection. 


My work stress turned in on itself into anxiety, paranoia, insomnia and tears and fears and brought about a negative vicious cycle which snowballed into a larger problem for me at the time.


I succumbed to negative thoughts feelings and processes resulting in having a breakdown from the pressure of the workload and new processes the employer put on me and other members of staff. I told my employer at the time of needing a time in motion study to be done and this was ignored and added pressure was put on me and other members of staff resulting in me and other members of staff having a breakdown due to stress from work. This then spiralled into a negative cycle of emotion and stress, Like the uroborus Dragon eating itself and stuck in a negative cycle. 


Positive thinking= the work stress paintings at the time were made to help relieve the stress and to put a lighter spin on the stresses and strains of work in order that it would help combat the problems I was experiencing at the time.


My spin on the comment “He is a number of many and like the Borg of star trek will be assimilated into the hive, resistance is futile” was my way of bringing laughter to a stressful situation I was in to help with my work anxiety and stress.


This work stress collection highlights my feelings at the time and the above painting and comments highlights my thought process at the time. After many years of working in different companies I have been able to flip a negative feeling into positive feeling. Whereas In the past I focused on the negatives now I focus on the positives that can come from my artwork and I look at life in a different way. 


The Aargh!!!! painting was produced as a way of dealing with my stress. at the time I was thinking negatively. I have now flipped this negative into a positive after working for many other companies and gained more experience in dealing with customers. When the calls are busy and queuing up I can only take one call at a time and deal with the call as best I can. I have learnt to manage my stress better now. looking on relaxing when I can and refocusing on the things that matter and prioritising the workloads. 

When taking a call if you get a customer that either does not understand or does not accept the decisions and explanations. Try not to go into a negative cycle and frame of mind instead look for positive ways of overcoming the objections and moving forward in a positive manner.  


I look at my job as a way to provide a service and help people in the best way I can. I put myself in the customers shoes and look to try and resolve any calls in a positive thinking way. Looking to bring about a mutually beneficial result for both the customer and company. as long as I have done absolutely everything I can to juggle my workloads and calls I know I have done my job correctly. It gives me great satisfaction that I am looking to help people. 


I am a man with feelings, thoughts and emotions and not a computer. I am free to choose my path in life and I choose to do positive things with it. I am not a slave.


I have refocused my mind on helping people and I have flipped into a positive and I look to see what I can do to help the customers on the phone and in life and do everything I can do to help them. this is a mission for me to do the best I can to treat each customer individually for the benefit of the customer and company. A company should bring a balance of workloads as to not cause stress to people. This should be the way forward for any company. A balanced work life and home life and thinking positively benefits all. 


Stress can be a good thing, the fight or flight response is a natural process for dealing with a threat or stressful event, it helps you react to a dangerous situation or perceived threat that can help you fight or run away. It’s a natural process. however too much stress can turn into a negative and lead to illness. How much stress is too much depends on each person individually, some can deal with a lot of stress others can crumble at a little stress. You need to strike a balance in work and home life to deal with the stress. 


In order for me to break the cycle of negativity in my life I need to focus on what good can be done and turn a negative into a positive. These stressful events happened and it has been a constant worry and cause of stress, anxiety, insomnia and paranoia over the years. Stressful events will happen in the future but I will learn to deal positively with them in the future.


I accept that the stressful events happened in my life causing all my pain, suffering and misery and I now let this go to help break that vicious cycle of the uroboros Dragon eating itself in negativity and bring about a positive change in that cycle. Turning the negative uroboros Dragon into a positive cycle Dragon.


I understand that negativity eats away at the soul and you are only hurting yourself by thinking negatively and doing negative thoughts, actions and deeds 


THINK POSITIVE, DO POSITIVE THINGS IN MIND BODY AND SOUL, BRING A BALANCE IN LIFE TO BE AS ONE WITH THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IN LIFE. 


If you are also in a vicious cycle of negativity remember “always look on the bright side of life” as in the words of the life of Brian. This is what my Dad and I sing together to brighten up a dark thought or place. 


A lot of the time it may be a hard thing to do but always seek help because a brighter day will come in your life to overcome your worries and stress.


  

Monty python- always look on the bright side of life lyrics

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the light side of life

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle, that's the thing

And always look on the bright side of life
Come on!
Always look on the right side of life

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow
Forget about your sin
Give the audience a grin
Enjoy it, it's your last chance anyhow

So, always look on the bright side of death
A-just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of shit
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you

And always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the right side of life

C'mon Brian, cheer up!

Always look on the bright side of life
Always look on the bright side of life

Worse things happen at sea, you know
Always look on the bright side of life

I mean, what have you got to lose
You know, you come from nothing, you're going back to nothing
What have you lost? Nothing!

Always look on the right side of life...

Nothing will come from nothing, you know what they say?
Cheer up you old bugger, c'mon give us a grin!
There you are, see, it's the end of the film
Incidentally, this record is available in the foyer
Some of us have to got live as well, you know

Who do you think pays for all this rubbish
They're not gonna make their money back, you know
I told them, I said to them, Bernie, I said they'll never make their money back


Size 23.5” X 20.00” X 0.5” Deep

Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity


Aproximate sizes 

W 23.5” x H 20" D 1.5”

Media: Acrylic 

Surface: Box stretched canvas


Delivery in the UK only

By recorded deliver