Granite and Quartz Stones Carved to Appear Like Fabric and Clay by José Manuel Castro López

All photos © José Manuel Castro López.

Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López (previously) transforms nondescript chunks of granite and quartz into squished and dough-like objects, as if each object morphed from solid to liquid and back again in the sculptor’s capable hands. López seems to delight in convincing the viewer that he works with stone as if it were clay. Lately, he’s begun to introduce additional objects that seem to stitch, clamp, or stretch the stones in various ways. While the pieces are obviously not as complex as a Bernini or Michelangelo, they do function as unusual often humorous studies of various stone carving techiques. You can expolore a steady stream of work old and new on his Facebook timeline. (via My Modern Met)

 

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