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This Artist Uses Stone as a Canvas

 Stones may not seem like your ordinary canvas for painting. But artist Akie Nakata says that the stones she finds on the river bed catch her eye. For Akie, there is more to her art than simply painting on the stone. "In order to bring out the living being that I feel in the stone to surface, I proceed very carefully," she said. 
 

"I consider step by step, for example, whether I am positioning the backbone in the right place. Does it feel right? Am I forcing something that disagrees with the natural shape of the stone?" In fact, painting the stone is a slow process. "I tread carefully. I put my paintbrush to the stone when I truly feel that it is the right brushstroke. In this sense, my painting is a dialogue with the stone. It is the stone that determines what I paint on it, not me." This is certainly projected in her art. Take a look:

 
See more of Akie's art, here
 
1. Owl chick
stone art
2. Hippo
stone art
3. Smiley sea lion
stone art
4. Happy owls
stone art
5. American badger
stone art
6. Snake
stone art
7. Hedgehog
stone art
8. Cat
stone art
9. Raccoon
stone art
10. Python
stone art
 
11. Octopus
stone art
12. Common rain frog
stone art
13. Beaver
stone art
14. Snow leopard
stone art
15. Koala
stone art
16. White cat
stone art
17. Jackrabbit
stone art
18. Iguana
stone art
19. Prairie Dog
stone art
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