Bufo Bufo

Characteristics

  • Title: Bufo Bufo
  • Theme: Awareness
  • Technique: Screen Print
  • Material: Carton
  • Size: 30×40 cm
  • Date: July 2019

A toad as inspiration!?

There is an old saying that when you put a frog in a pot of boiling water it will immediatley try to escape. However, if you put a frog into cool water and gradually heat it up, the frog will „be stuck in the comfort of its surroundings“ and stay complacent until it is too hot and too late. This serves as a metaphor for our own human behaviour and our ignorance to the advent of the technology and sciences.

Go green with Bufo Bufo

The european toad represents the slow but undeniable extinction of the „common and obvious“ things of our environment. Due to our educated lifestyle of wasteful and disproportionate consumption clouding awareness we need to „awake“ from this frenzy to live again in balance with our irreplaceable planet. Our whole life depends on our delicate ecosystem with all of its diversity and we abuse it until we become the last living species and threatened as well.

Get conscious with Bufo Alvarius

The overseas cousin is the cause of an urban legend that has popularized the belief that a long time ago cowboys got „high“ by licking this specific toad. Instead of sucking a toad dry and getting pretty sick, the psychoactive venom will be smoked or snorted during neo-shamanist ceremonies. Participants usually evaluate their „trip“ as the most powerful spiritual experience ever possible and describe it as a fast path towards the feeling of unity, absolute identification with universal consciousness and a healing „Awakening“.

Technique

Screen printing is a traditional technique where mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. A squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the mesh with ink and with a reverse stroke to touch the substrate and causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh. One color is printed at a time, so several screens were used to produce this multicoloured image.

Authenticity

Every piece of art is authentic and handcrafted, hand-signed, dated and numbered by the artist. Quality materials are used to assure longevity and causing less impact on the environment to preserve the earth’s resources.

1st Edition

This edition contains 23 pcs of the original ‚Green Bufo‘.

Variations

Red Bufo – 2 pcs, Brown Bufo – unique, Purple Bufo – unique, Testprint – unique.

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