Molly Maine

"The Beginning"
Illustration Ink on Paper
28 x 32.5 cm

Legend has it that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi, whose flock became more energetic after eating the bright red berries.  This simple discovery has in turn sparked many new beginnings, stories and ideas.  The collage of indecipherable words was created from a collection of found postcards from around the world, an assemblage of lost words from Asia, Europe and Ethiopia.  These words represent the many ideas that have begun simply with a pen and a cup of coffee.