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Incredible Stone Sculptures That Defy The Laws Of Physics E-mail
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Incredible Stone Sculptures That Defy The Laws Of Physics

We’ve seen a lot of realistic and surreal artwork at Bored Panda, but Hirotoshi Ito’s bizarre and mind-bending stone sculptures really threw us for a loop. In his masterful hands, common rocks become strange, unsettling and humorous creations that will make you look twice.
Surprisingly, it all starts in a riverbed in Ito’s neighborhood, where he picks up the small rocks he works with. Although most of us consider stone to be a cold, hard and unforgiving material, Ito says that he would like to show other its potential to express warmth and humor.
“Although I work with various kinds of stones,” explains the artist, “most of my work consists of optimizing a stone’s original shape.” Many of these optimizations consist of juxtaposing a stone’s raw, natural surface with the painstaking modifications he makes to them to give them life. The finishing touch in many of these also involves some sort of additional little piece that completes the illusion, like string or even a sardine can top.
Ito’s clever and masterful workmanship with a material as unforgiving as stone reminded us of Alex Seton, an artist who created astoundingly realistic clothing from solid marble.

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An Artist Turns Pencils Into Beautiful Vases E-mail
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An Artist Turns Pencils Into Beautiful Vases

These wooden vases are certainly beautiful, but you might not guess what they’re actually made of. Finnish artist Tuomas Markunpoika, of Studio Markunpoika, glues hundreds of pencils together in sheets and then used a machine lathe to carve them down into these bizarre and beautiful vases.
“Pencils are utilized when giving form to our thoughts, illustrating our wishes and ideas. They are inseparably fused with craft and arts,” explains Markunpoika. “‘Amalgamated’ is a collection which explores the relationship of a mass produced ‘tool’ and its individual purpose. The beauty of the pencil as an object seems to go unnoticed if utilized only for their primary purpose.”

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