Artist Makes Stone Appear Soft By Twisting, Folding & Peeling It In Mind-Bending Ways

by Earthables

Rocks are hard objects we don’t think of as bendable in any sense of the word, and yet Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López has found a way to manipulate stone so that it appears soft and pliable. His stunning sculptures don’t even look real, as the rocks he carefully crafts are full of impossibly awesome twists and folds. Simply looking at his work makes you question everything you think you know about rocks.

The artist says that he gets his inspiration from Galician mythology. He told The Creators Project, “My relationship with the stone is not physical, but magical. It recognizes me, it obeys me…we understand each other. My stones are not lifeless. They manifest themselves.”

López usually uses quartz and granite stone to create his mind-bending works of art.

1. It looks like a partially peeled potato… but it’s really a rock

José Manuel Castro López

2. Ouch?

José Manuel Castro López


José Manuel Castro López


José Manuel Castro López


José Manuel Castro López

6. The only ravioli I wouldn’t want to sink my teeth into…

(Try explaining that to your dentist)

José Manuel Castro López


José Manuel Castro López


José Manuel Castro López

Source: Earthables

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  1. I really like the style and think how u even accompished it. withsome secret magic trick

  2. What a typical artist response. “I used magic.” “The stone and I understand each other.” Please. You used fire, ovens and blowtorches, to make legitimately excellent pieces of art. Stop being all artsy fartsy and just be honest about how you really did it. Its impressive enough without the embellishment.

    • So please explain the ancient megalithic structures around the world. Mighty big blowtorches used by Neanderthals don’t you think Mr Fartforbrains!

  3. one question: How?

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