'Mmm… Coffee', Ele Willoughby, 2015
20 x 25.5 cm
This is an artist's proof linoleum block print, in a rich, dark, coffee-brown on cream coloured Japanese kozo paper, 8" by 10" paper. The print is my illustration of a coffee mug and how the aroma triggers me to remember how much I depend on coffee. The molecule is caffeine, a bitter, white crystalline xanthine alkaloid and psychoactive stimulant, which keeps us coming back for more coffee. The molecule contains carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen atoms, each of which are shown somewhat differently.