Developed as part of the solo exhibition at the Gradwall Gallery at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), All Dried Up: Coffee is Volatile, deepens consumers' bonds to the people involved in coffee's production to represent and value their work appropriately.
After several iterations that considered its practicality, function, and meaning, the idea became clear to represent the value producers add through their systematic use of equipment.
In this case, a raised drying bed, used at origin to process coffee cherries, was recreated to share producers' approaches by physically framing the visual narrative that appears as a sequence of events that increases in volatility in proportion to the length of time grown, three years.
Solo Exhibition, sole honoree, CSUCI's Gradwall Gallery
“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
Former Farmer and President Dwight D. Eisenhower