STONED APE THEORY Art Print
This artwork is my reflection on the Stoned Ape Theory from Terence McKenna. The theory proposes that the consumption of psilocybin mushrooms altered the course of human evolution. The idea is that consuming psychoactive fungi enabled early humans to access a new level of consciousness, stimulating their brains and driving an evolutionary leap forward. This included enhanced abstract thinking, language development, creativity and imagination. It is claimed that this new mental capacity encouraged social behaviours such as ceremonial gathering and interpersonal communication which allowed for cooperative hunting and tool-making - essential elements in human growth and survival. Whether this is true or not, it is certainly an interesting idea to consider, and one that I love to ponder on.
The original artwork that this reproduction is taken from is acrylic on canvas.
- A4 - 21cm x 29.7cm ( 8.3in x 11.7in )
- A3 - 29.7cm x 42cm ( 11.7in x 16.5in )
- A2 - 42cm x 59.4cm ( 16.5in x 23.4in )
- A1 - 59.4cm x 84.1cm (23.4in x 33.1in )
- Digital Print
- 250gsm Paper Stock
- Low Gloss Matte Finish
- Packaged in heavy duty tube for postage