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Release Axólotl by Camote Toys ! ! !

Release Axólotl by Camote Toys ! ! !

- Artwork name: Axólotl
- Description:
Handmade resin toy sculpture.
Painted with spray paint, acrylic paint and protective finishing.
Limited to 8 figures. Signed and numbered.
Poly-bagged and carded with original artwork.
Size: 5 x 7,5 x 21 cm / 2 x 3 x 8.25 in
- Artwork info: Legend tells that, during the creation of the Fifth Sun, the gods sacrificed themselves in Teotihuacan to give movement to the sun and the moon. However, one of them, Xólotl, Quetzalcóatl's twin brother, refused to take part in the ritual and decided to flee. To hide from Ehécatl, the wind god in charge of the sacrifice, he used his abilities as a nahualli to hide among cornfields and magueys, but he was discovered each time. Finally, he took his last form in the lakes as an axolotl, where he was captured and killed as a tribute to humanity.

The day has come for Axolotl, the water monster that embodies the god, to wake up and claim the offering for his sacrifice along with the other Latin American Kaijus.

- Artist name: Camote Toys
- Location: Argentina
- Online store: http://camotetoys.storenvy.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camote.toys/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camote.toys
- Sale info:
- $50 each figure
- Release date: July 8th, 2021
- Available at online store for pre-order. Production is in the final stage of sanding and painting. Estimated shipping date is end of July, 2021.
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Neozapoteca by Camote Toys available now ! ! !

Neozapoteca by Camote Toys available now ! ! !

1- Artwork name: The Muralist
- Description:
Handmade ceramic toy sculpture.
Burnished black clay (low-fire) from San Bartolo Coyotepec, México.
Size: 17,5 x 8 x 18 cm / 7 x 3 x 7 in
2- Artwork name: The Messenger
- Description:
Handmade ceramic toy sculpture.
Burnished clay (low-fire) from Donají, México, and beeswax.
Size: 16 x 9 x 13 cm / 6.25 x 3.5 x 5 in
3- Artwork name: The Corn Vendor
- Description:
Handmade ceramic toy sculpture.
Glazed clay (high-fire) from Zacatecas, México, with iron oxide and rutile wash.
Size: 13,5 x 9 x 15 cm / 5.25 x 3.5 x 6 in
4- Artwork name: La Catrina
- Description:
Handmade ceramic toy sculpture.
Burnished red clay (low-fire) from San Marcos Tlapazola, Mexico.
Size: 14,5 x 7,5 x 6,5 cm / 5,75 x 3 x 2.5 in
5- Artwork name: The Player
- Description:
Handmade ceramic toy sculpture.
Burnished clay (low-fire) from Santa María Atzompa, Mexico, and semi-reduction firing.
Size: 16 x 8 x 9 cm / 6.25 x 3.25 x 3.5 in
- Artwork info: Neozapoteca has interest in archaeological contexts and evidences of crafts and activities within the pre-hispanic Zapotec culture, creating a dialogue across time to propose extended narratives from “new” social reinterpretations in the current globalized context.

Camote Toys' work in Oaxaca is the result of a practice based on the research of ancestral heritage, traditions and materials. In this case, he took ceramics as a key trigger in history, a material loaded with time, a measure of advancement in society and a resource that requires natural elements for its transformation.
*Each one of the pieces was made with local clay and techniques from different communities in Oaxaca.

- Artist name: Camote Toys
- Location: Argentina
- Online store: http://camotetoys.storenvy.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camote.toys/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camote.toys
- Sale info:
- $125 each figure
- Release date: April 16th, 2021
- One-off pieces. Each figure comes boxed with original artwork and includes a wooden base and certificate of authenticity.
- Available at online store
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