An-Atomic Cloaca – 2013
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)