Coffee Canvas Prints – Art

Coffee Canvas Prints of working tillers are art at its purest and very primitive state. Back in the day, observing my country friends’ parents work in the fields showed me a different reality than that of my own.

My family has been in the coffee breeding business for 5 generations along almost a 100 years. I have to confess that it has never been my  thing, but the bucolic environment and the primitive working methods of the old days still fascinate me.

I was born and raised in São Paulo, a metropolis, but vacations were spent between a modest and yet beautifully placed beach house (more on that in good time) and my grandfather’s coffee farm in the distant city where I live now.

Both places gave me a sence of freedom and connection with nature I would never be able to have if  I had been less lucky.

Coffee Canvas Prints - Art
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In the 60s and 70s, coffee plantations still depended heavily in non mechanised human labor which made it all so much more humane than it is nowadays.

In those days, an average teenager like me could  not afford  the luxury of playing with kids that belonged to the crew’s families and that gave me a sense of humility, that would be difficult to gain in the big city.

Seeing how hard it was to crop our food, taught me the dimension of merit

Soccer games and children’s play were exciting and fantastic. Life was innocent.

Those days are gone now and Industrial Revolution, while late, finally reached this region. The machines took over and the soccer fields in the farms now shelter vegetable gardens.

But, still, the warming memories are here to remind me how insignificant we are in face of nature’s simple wonders.

 

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2 thoughts on “Coffee Canvas Prints – Art

  • February 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm
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    Hello, Caito! I really enjoyed reading your post, the way you told the story was very nostalgic and painted beautiful photos of your childhood in my mind. As I’m fond of coffee, I’d love to have some of these prints in my living room where I entertain. Do you ship to the United States?

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    • February 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm
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      Hello, Jullie,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes the print on demand services where I have my gallery installed have several locations in the US. You can access my profile here and continue from there. Alternatively, you can click on the shop tab located at the top manu of this blog.

      best wishes,

      CJ

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