Coffee and Time Experiments

Through 'Coffee and Time Experiments' I explore the parallels of human behavior along environment and time by mimicking Pearson's correlation coefficient. Pearson's correlation coefficient is a statistic that measures linear correlation between two variables - continuous (that which would take forever to define, such as time) and discreet (which can be quantified but might take a long time to do so - in my case human fragility and behavior). Like human behavior, my work is largely based in the abstract but I am able to guide the canvas by adding different variables in the making. Drying time for different kinds of coffee varies hugely. I dry them in layers, and introduce new elements (salt, gold accents, silver foil etc.) or more coffee with each layer until I feel my thoughts are transposed on the canvas. Climatic conditions also affect the final painting differently - harsh sunlight, drying the layers in complete darkness for long periods, using a dry room, or stimulating humidity. Each ‘Coffee and Time Experiment’ takes anywhere between a month to 2 years to complete, with each experiment taking in between 10 to 120 layers of coffee. Aside from the multitude of technical variables afforded to me by using coffee, it also comes with a set of connotative variables as well. This drink that acts as fuel, a synonym for time spent together, a personality trait, a personal definition, an illusion of time gained, and a joke on the side of a mug for people who can’t wake up early enough. It’s what we drink when we’re tired, when we catch up with old friends, on dates. It’s a drink that changes through different cultures, a drink that’s come to represent so much more than itself; and it's only fitting that coffee is used here in my study of human behavior.

Quantum complexity

Date November 29, 2020

Experiment VI

Date November 29, 2020

Experiment V

Date November 29, 2020

The things you can find

Date August 25, 2020

the things you can find

Date August 25, 2020

Learn to see

Date August 26, 2020