When most people are bored at work, they surf Facebook. Not so with Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick, two employees at the website creation startup Squarespace. On a particularly slow day at the company’s Midtown Manhattan office last month, they funneled their creative energy into a photographic homage to Michelangelo’s fresco “The Creation of Adam.”
Pleased with the wonderfully awkward result, they have embarked on a series of photographs taken with a cell phone and dubbed Fools Do Art. Using props found around the office and allegedly only working during breaks from their actual work, Fragomeni, Limbrick, and their fellow employees are taking on the masters of the Western canon. From Rembrandt to Frida Kahlo, no artist is too sacred to escape their tribute.