A person that possess a creative mind, skilled hands, and an undying determination and passion for his work, have the power to make the impossible, possible. Read below the story of a unique artist from Spain, who makes the hardness and rigidness of stones disappear, and gives them a smooth and flexible outlook, with his extremely skillful hands.
José Manuel Castro López is Spanish artist whose sculptures include stones that are manipulated as if it was soft clay. In contradiction to the tough material, López’s sculptures are comprised of a number of twists and turns, waves and wrinkles, bends, folds, and peels that bring out the softened texture of the stone. His extraordinary sculptures will make you question the laws of physics, without a doubt.
According to López, his out-of-the-world creations were widely inspired by Galician mythology. In an interview with The Creators Project, this distinctive artist stated that: “My relationship with the stone is not physical, but magical.” He went on to describe the relationship between himself and his stones as: “It recognizes me, it obeys me…we understand each other.” He further stated that his stones are not lifeless and that they manifest themselves.
Many netizens were enthralled, as well as surprised by the neatness, softness, and uniqueness of López’s creations. To create these beautiful, smooth, and extremely satisfying sculptures, López uses quartz and granite most of the time. López’s work is proof that with the right handling and care, even the toughest and strongest substances can be made to be soft, and can be filled with life.
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