An-Atomic Cloaca – 2013

 

Quirky painting of Atomic Coffee maker

Oil on canvas 100 x 100cm

A capital metaphor

The seductively delicate making process and mass consumption of coffee has become an integral part of our culture. Coffee snobs, barristas and… arrivistes – all agree!

But the extensive exploitation of labour to grow and produce your coffee represents the true cost of this precious addictive social stimulant.

A laxative, coffee stimulates muscle contractions in the rectosigmoid colon (terminal part of the large intestine) and hence the extruded emmission below the plimsole line.

“Hedonism’s catharsis of excess, avarice and greed – man (and Smith) decreed.” (V.Gordon 1975)

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