Coffee and a Trip Back in Time to Cafe de Flore

 

This series was inspired by the intersection of several important parts of my life: my niece (a barista in Australia), Dunkin Donuts, and "troquets" in Paris. The story starts with my niece Albane. She went to Australia, the Mecca for coffee, and became a barista. Albane took beautiful pictures of her barista creations, and I was inspired to paint them. They would become the focal motifs.

The conversation between these motifs and the background brought the story to the US through Dunkin Donuts, the local coffee hangout in Shrewsbury. When I go and buy my coffee there, I observe the daily routines of everyone in the community. We cross paths and exchange greetings, from the old men who sit and discuss town politics, to the construction workers, students, stay-at-home moms, and homeless people, to whom something will be given to eat or drink. There is a sense of belonging; everyone is part of the community, including me. This is also the perfect definition of a French "troquet".

The story finishes its trip around the earth in various famous Parisian troquets - the names written at the bottom of each piece - but the conversation still keeps going because that's what you do in cafes. You talk! These paintings attest to the inherent connectedness of humanity starting in Australia at a barrista shop, traveling to Shrewsbury's Dunkin Donuts, and finishing in a Parisian cafe. The stamps witness to the trip!!

 

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TitleCoffee and a Trip Back in Time to Cafe de Flore
Year2014
Size9"x12"
MediaCollage and Oil Paint on Jute Canvas
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THIS IS A PRINT ON PAPER, NOT AN ORIGINAL PAINTING AND IT COMES ROLLED ON A TUBE.
YOU WILL NEED TO FRAME IT BEFORE HANGING. FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED.

Limited edition prints of 100 from my original paintings.
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This series was inspired by the
intersection of several important ...
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TitleCoffee and a Trip Back in Time to Cafe de Flore
Year2014
Size9"x12"
MediaCollage and Oil Paint on Jute Canvas
Contact me to purchase the original at marion@marionsworkshop.com
Select Print Size
Free Shipping in the USA
Free local delivery also available

Prints Description

  • THIS IS A PRINT ON PAPER
  • NOT AN ORIGINAL PAINTING
  • IT COMES ROLLED ON A TUBE
  • YOU WILL NEED TO FRAME IT
  • FRAME IS NOT INCLUDED

Limited edition prints of 100
from my original paintings.

PRINTS ARE NUMBERED
SIGNED AND DATED
... read more ...

Coffee and a Trip Back in Time to Cafe de Flore

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Last Update 2018-11-13
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without
express written permission of Marion's Workshop is prohibited.
marion@marionsworkshop.com