Japenese Artist Turns Stones Into Lifelike Animals

Japanese artist Akie Nakata takes her inspiration from Mother Nature herself. Her lifelike images, mostly of animals, aren’t painted on canvas, not even paper, but on small stones and pebbles.

Nakata enjoyed collecting pretty stones ever since she was a young girl. But she actually started painting on them in 2011, after she found a stone in a river bank, that reminded her of a rabbit.

No stone is left unturned when it comes to this unique artist! In her Facebook page, Nakata explains that the stones themselves tell her their story, she simply gives them their life.

According to Nakata, she chooses stones that already resemble animals. She then paints on them, using acrylic paint. The result: carefully crafted animals that look highly realistic. From birds to dogs and cats, even tiny sea horses, Nakata makes sure each of her creations stands on its own.

Her miniature creatures will inspire your inner artist. Check them out below!

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Announcement of my solo exhibition later in 2019. Seizan Gallery in Ginza, Tokyo, will host my solo exhibition in November of this year. 100 pieces will be on exhibit. It has been a dream of mine to have a solo exhibition at this gallery, who has been dealing in my stone art with such loving care. Currently I am working slow but steady toward this show, aiming to have ready the very best gems of my creations. I hope that you will come visit the exhibition and see my stone art in person in November. Details of my solo exhibition: Dates: November 5th – 16th Time: 11:00 – 19:00 on weekdays; 11:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and the last day Venue: Gallery Seizan (http://art-japan.jp/en/) Arrangements will be made for shipments to outside Japan. Further details will be provided closer to the exhibition dates. Stone Artist Akie (Akie Nakata) 今年の11月に銀座・靖山画廊にて個展を開催致します。作品展示数は100点を予定しています。ストーンアート作品を大切に愛でるように扱って下さるこちらの画廊での個展開催がずっと夢でした。一石一石が文字通り珠玉の作品となるよう大切に制作を重ねております。皆様どうぞ冬の一日、石たちに会いに来て頂けますよう宜しくお願い致します。 ↓↓個展の詳細↓↓ 会期:11月5日~11月16日 (会期中無休) 時間:11時~19時 (土日最終日:17時まで) 場所:靖山画廊 http://art-japan.jp/ 会期が近づきましたら詳細と共にまたお知らせ致します。どうぞ宜しくお願い致します。 Stone Artist Akie(Akie Nakata) #akie #art #fineart #rockpainting #stonepainting #rockart #stoneart #painting #drawing #exhibition #wildlife #soloexhibition

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