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"Fireworks N Fireflies"

Dark Roast Coffee Abstraction

**This Painting Helps Coffee Sustainability


This one entitled 'Fireworks - N - Fireflies' is centered in my memories of watching the fireworks from the back of my home as a young boy growing up in Indiana. As dusk would approach my family would sit on blankets in the backyard. We lived between the WSBT radio towers and the State Fairgrounds. The land behind our home gently rolled down to our garden and small woods and the fireflies would start glowing just before the state fair fireworks would burst overhead. I remember, even as a child, thinking how interesting was the comparison between the God created and the Man created illuminations.


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Fireworks N Fireflies - A Dark Roast Coffee Abstraction


"Fireworks N Fireflies"

48" wide x 36" high x 1.5" deep

THRIVE Farmers Expired Coffee on Canvas, Gallery Wrap, Archivally Sealed


© Copyright 2017 Steven D. Mikel


Process: THRIVE Farmers expired (longer viable for consumption) Farmhouse Morning Blend coffee was brewed and reduced down to a dark resin and applied to canvas. (This painting contains approximately 90 cups of coffee produced from almost 3 lbs of thrown out coffee beans.) Once dried, using various mixtures of water and reduced coffee the artist splashed and manipulated layer upon layer of textures.


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**This Original Art Helps Coffee Sustainability Starting in September 2016, Steven Mikel began painting with expired direct-sourced coffee from THRIVE Farmers to create many of his Dark Roast Paintings. Additionally, Steven has pledged to donate 10% of all related painting sales to support sustainable development projects among coffee farming communities via the ThriveWorx Foundation, the non-profit arm of THRIVE Farmers International

THRIVE Farmers & THRIVE Worx Foundation Sustainably Sourced Coffee
Official Press Lease
Download the Press Release September 2016 - Steven Mikel and THRIVE Farmers partnership