12/15/2015

Art of Covering

Being driven to do good in bad times is something the insurance industry knows well.

By Eric Gilkey

I don’t usually comment on the magazine’s art, but this month’s cover image comes all the way from France, where artist “Badwolf” resides and works. It’s a striking piece forged in digital paint shortly after the terror attacks took place in Paris, and Badwolf was gracious enough to allow us to use it with this month’s featured piece, which was written with great expediency and insight by Custard’s Patrick Milone.

When I asked about the artistic process, Badwolf said, “The artwork I made means a lot to me because I live in France and the event in Paris touched me from near. I wanted to create something that expressed my feelings of sadness without showing hate. I spent an hour working on it, only to lose it by mistake. I wanted it so bad that I started again, doing it even better.”

Being driven to do good in bad times is something about which we all can relate in this industry. It takes heart and an unwavering sense of empathic concern for victims in order to be successful in this business. Keeping at it even when things don’t go as planned certainly comes with the territory, too.

As we close out 2015, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of those CLM members and fellows who contributed to Claims Management this year. Your individual insights and contributions serve the greater whole, and I look forward to another great year of collaboration in 2016.  



Eric Gilkey is executive editor of CLM Magazine, a publication of the Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. He may be reached at 513-273-8025, eric.gilkey@TheCLM.org.

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