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"Coffee Layers", Mireia Izquierdo


Mixed Media
50 x 75 cm
Coffee tables are cleaned after each use. What would a table a look like if it wasn’t cleaned? Going for a coffee means more these days than just a drink; we share emotions, feelings and sometimes key events in our life whilst sipping the dark fluid. What if we were able to record, like a film’s negative, these events?
Like caffeine, life is vibrant and energetic. And just life coffee stains, certain events stain us more than others. The dark stains on the canvas vary in size to reflect the ebb and flow of life’s events. The pervasiveness of the drink means coffee is many times not too far away when we are working through our emotions, whether that is a quick breather by ourselves or a heartfelt conversation with a friend.