Artist Paints Realistically Detailed Animals on Smooth Stones

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For self-described “stone artist” Akie Nakata, rocks are more than meets the eye. Foregoing the use of conventional canvases for a more organic approach, Nakata paints realistic and minutely detailed animal depictions on the surface of smooth stones.

From owl chicks to otters, Nakata dabbles in a wide range of animal depictions. Though her selections may seem arbitrary, they are actually deeply meaningful. In what the artist describes as seemingly serendipitous encounters, Nakata personally discovers and collects the stones that she decorates. As she keeps her eyes pealed for potential finds, she does not have specific subject matter in mind. Instead, she finds inspiration in the natural Lees verder

Via:: MET kunst


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