Jonas Ropponen – Two Toads Together and Toadstools

$330.00 inc GST

Linocut with watercolour hand-colouring
Edition of 40
Image size: 25 x 65 cm
Paper size: 28 x 76 cm
PCA Print Commission 2007

Bufotenin, a toxin excreted by the cane toad, induces mild hallucinations and is listed by Australian drug laws as a class one drug along with heroin and cocaine. Illness and death however, are likely to be the effects of ingesting the excretions from the toad’s glands, due to the high concentration of other toxins in these, Poisonous fungi are often called toadstools although the difference between mushrooms and toadstools has never been precisely defined.