Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, usually in the form of drawings or sculptures. But you have to find a suitable medium for it. When looking at such media, it seems that there are a large number of media that can be used for that. It is the artist’s skill to choose the most suitable medium for his work.
Akie Nakata is an artist living in Japan. She is also known as a “stone” artist. She paints stones as small animals. She talks about a very unusual art form she has mastered. Her specialty in painting is to draw fascinating animals on stones that she can hold on her palms. It’s not something that everyone can do, it’s not as easy as you think. Normally it is difficult to draw a picture even on a flat surface, and she creates drawings on stones in the same way as a 3D on a canvas.
She has been in the habit of collecting stones and rocks since she was a child. She does not choose every stone for painting. For that, the stone she chooses must have some aesthetic shape. Accordingly, after painting this particular stone, she should have a definite animal shape. Explaining to ‘My Modern Met‘, she said that every stone has a purpose and a path. It is her duty to find them and paint them appropriately.
She has been painting these stones since 2011. One day while collecting stones beside a river, she came across a stone that looked like a rabbit. Then the stone was painted as needed and changed to a rabbit shape. Since then she paints on ‘selected stones and rocks’ to reflect specific animal figures.
Her creations are appreciated by many people on the internet. She has the amazing ability to create a wonderful animal image by systematically painting the surface of a stone. Her sensitivity to looking at stones or rocks and choosing the stones she wants is truly a wonderful artistic ability. We present you with some of her creations below. See them and leave your comments in the box below.