Stone sculpture by Hirotoshi Itoh, Keiko Gallery.
How can one not smile at Hirotoshi Itoh's rock sculptures. From zippered rocks containing shells, coins or coffeebeans to a mouth full of teeth......many mouths full of teeth! He also sculpts the most amazing stone garments. Have a look at his site, here.
Photo taken by TruShu
" Although I work with various kinds of stones, most of my work consists of optimizing a stone's original shape. I pick up these stones from a river bed in my neighbourhood. While utilizing the image that a stone is hard, I think even from now on I would like to express the warmth and humor."
On to the powerful sculptures of Ilan Averbuch
Tree sculpture by Alastair Heseltine
Eucalyptus Bark Pod in Wood Frame by the late Valerie Pragnell, Brown Grotta Arts
"I try to distill the essence of a place into the work, so that each becomes a small environment in its own right." - Valerie Pragnell
That Word by Gyong Laky, Brown Grotta Arts
River Squares by Richard Shilling
Richard Shilling's art keeps drawing me back to his site. He has this amazing empathy with the land and through studying his work I am developing a new sensitivity to the natural environment around me. Richards land art images are now available at Red Bubble.
"I didn't know when I started if I would find enough colours to fill the platform, but as always as you start to get a feel for the pebbles that are there, you start to see many more colours than were first apparent. It takes a few hours of being there before your eyes become attuned and the different hues reveal themselves. This is what is interesting for me when making these sculptures that as you spend more time looking you become more absorbed in the environment and more and more aspects are revealed to you. This process is at the heart of land art. Through making sculptures with natural materials you peel back the layers of the place and discover what is at first hidden from the the fleeting eye." - Richard Shilling.