Ahimsa by CRYPTIK
Embossed Gold Foil Stamping on 350 GSM Natural White and Epic Black Cover
14 x 19 Inches
Limited Edition of 60 plus 5 Artist Proofs each
Signed, numbered, and stamped
Due to high demand, purchases are limited to one of each color variant per household in an effort to provide equal opportunity for collectors to secure a print. The entire order will be canceled in the case that any given buyer attempts to purchase more than one of a color variant.
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The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the largest sea turtles and the only herbivore among the different species. Green turtles are named for the greenish color of their cartilage and fat, not their shells. They are found mainly in tropical and subtropical waters. Like other sea turtles, they migrate long distances between feeding grounds and the beaches from where they hatched. Green turtle populations are threatened by overharvesting of their eggs, hunting of adults, accidental capture in fishing gear and loss of nesting beach sites.
One of Earth's most ancient creatures, green sea turtles spend their entire lives at sea, except when adult females come ashore to lay eggs several times per season every 2 to 5 years. From greens to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are endangered at the hand of humans.
'Ahimsa' is the Sanskrit word for nonviolence or compassion. It is the principle and practice of nonviolence toward all living beings in one's thoughts, words, or deeds. As a concept, Ahimsa is the recognition of the dynamic unity of reality where all life is interconnected and interdependent.
"A human being is part of the whole, called by us “universe,” limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons close to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from our prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein"
- CRYPTIK -
Cryptik creates from a palette of wonder, where all science, math, and true art spring from equal mystery. His is a clear-eyed art practice of more questions asked than answered. The Southern Californian creative’s intricate, almost trance-inducing works—be they on mammoth walls, slap stickers, or hanging in galleries—find voice in images of spiritual universality. By his hand, Eastern philosophical thought and mantras hypnotically merge with the black letter bombing of cholo writing. The ancient and the sacred marry in a modern quest—through art—for conscious awakening and awareness.
- Jamie Maleszka (Mass Appeal)
2003 B.F.A. Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA