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
6. The only ravioli I wouldn’t want to sink my teeth into…
(Try explaining that to your dentist)