Su Ekin Demir

1st Runner-up

 “GROWN BY WOMEN”, London 2016

Mix technique (collage with newspaper and coffee filters, coffee and charcoal on canvas)

100 x 130 (cm)

‘Women’s Coffee’ is my inspiration for the artwork. Seed to cup journey starts with coffee farmers. Despite contributing up to 70% of the labour required to plant, grow and harvest coffee, women farmers rarely own land or the coffee bushes that tend – they usually belong to the men in the family, and as a result women are unable to join faring co-operatives or earn an income for their labour. The artwork aims viewers to think about the process before sipping coffee.