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Coffee Powder Series #2

Coffee powder is my everyday interaction from perking up my mornings to making a cup for a coffee lover. From the extraction of espresso to the exploration of latte art. Thrown away coffee powder - the everyday disposal from the calibration of the coffee grinder - became my way of creating a latte art.

In every-art making process, its complexity in finishing is restricted by my expectation in creating a perfect artwork. By deconstructing the recipe from a perfect cup, the primary material of coffee powder became my medium of art making. In reconstructing the process of coffee making, I can still create my cup of coffee without throwing any coffee powder away.

Having a strong attachment to my paintings and drawings, I struggled to salvage and keep their existence. In choosing coffee powder to create and to erase, I leave a temporary existence of myself that is only keepsake in photograph.

Coffee Powder Series #2 is a continuity of the notion self. From erasing to preserving – keeping what is temporary, into something more permanent. Now, in choosing coffee powder to create and preserve, I leave a temporary existence into something that can last “forever”.

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Mixed Media on Acrylic

29.7cm x 42.0cm

2018

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Mixed Media on Acrylic

29.7cm x 42.0cm

2018

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“I'm strong on the outside, not all the way through. I've never been perfect, but neither have you.”

Mixed Media on Acrylic

29.7cm x 42.0cm

2018

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“I came from a childhood where I spent a lot of time alone and a lot of time just living with my imagination, and a certain amount of the adult world was kind of alienating.”

Mixed Media on Acrylic

29.7cm x 42.0cm

2018