There is a certain appeal about transforming something trivial into an extraordinary work. These charming painted stone animals are a perfect example.
Akie Nakata is a Japanese artist who uses stones and rocks as her canvas to create the sweetest animal paintings that can be held in the palm of your hand.
She lets the stones inspire her when creating her characters and she first got into stone painting in 2011, after finding a rock that resembled a rabbit. Nakata has a lot of respect for nature and thinks that each encountered stone has its path, so she is very careful with each transformation and pays attention to the stone’s natural shape.
She has a special connection with the chosen stones and thinks about them as living organisms that need to be honored properly.
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