Bronze sculpture details
A little sleepy and with half closed eyes, the toad enjoys the peace and encourages the busily digging and planting gardener to do the same.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941, Messer first trained as a goldsmith attending the arts and crafts school in Pforzheim and then attended the academy of visual art in Stuttgart, studying artistic casting at the same time. In the late 1960s, he was already drawing attention for his often strongly satirical sculptures.