Groundwork's mission is to serve the best coffee and tea and well, to serve our community. Our stores and staff have been quietly supporting local causes since 1991. Groundwork Indie Garage (GIG) is an ongoing series of art exhibitions on our cafe walls and is just another step in fostering the talent of those who live in our midst. GIG will represent the unrepresented, present the usually un-presented and give our patrons a sense of organically discovering the serious talent hiding in the (sometimes literal) garages of artistic creativity around the areas that Groundwork serves.
Our Hollywood and Santa Monica Place Locations will be hosting 2 new artists this week.
Internationally published photographer and artist, Cerraeh Dutchess Laykin burst onto the art scene in 2009 with her unique and provocative take on food imagery. Coming from a career in fashion design, graphic design and commercial photography, she has trained her eye to capture beauty, texture and composition with all her subjects. After studying photography in Paris, she returned her native Los Angeles to continue expressing her vision through both fine art and commercial photography. While her commercial work focuses on product, architecture, and people, she has a particular interest in exploring the beauty and provocative side of everyday things, especially food. Cerraeh continues to push the boundaries with her range and subject matter. Her current collections of fine art photographs include "Aphrodisia - The Forbidden Fruit", "Roma Flora", "Scapes", and " Boudie Call". Her self-published book, Forbidden Fruit is available in 12x12 hardcover. Fine art prints and custom orders available upon request.