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Bringer of Coffee
There is an ancient legend that speaks of Kaldi, an Ethiopian goatherd , discovering that when his flock nibbled on the bright red berries of a certain bush they became more energetic. Seeing this, he chewed on the fruit himself. His exhilaration prompted him to bring the berries to a monk in a nearby monastery, but the monk disapproved of their use and threw them into a fire, from which an enticing aroma billowed. The roasted beans were quickly raked from the embers, ground up, and dissolved in hot water, yielding the world’s first cup of coffee
I created BRINGER OF COFFEE out of a sense of whimsy and my own experiences with the energetic elixir.
All artwork is designed and made David N. DeMattia in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin! Please enjoy!
Plasma cut, cold rolled steel. 12″ Long x 3″ Wide
Bringer of Fire
IN ancient times, people considered fire one of the basic elements of the universe, along with water, air, and earth. Fire can be a comforting thing as well as a source of heat and light. Fire can also be dangerous and deadly, racing and leaping like a living thing to consume all in its path.In mythology, fire appears both as a creative, cleansing force and as a destructive, punishing one.People in all parts of the world tell myths about fire. Numerous stories explain how people first acquired fire, either through their own daring or as a gift from an animal, god, or hero.
I created the BRINGER OF FIRE in the spirit of these many cultural traditions. – David N. DeMattia
Plasma cut, cold rolled steel. 12″ Long x 3″ Wide.