Agape Charmani for Art-Sheep
Japanese stone sculptor Hirotoshi Itoh works using various stones found at a riverbank near his home in Japan and creates many different playful sculpted pieces out of a very difficult material.
His ability to make these works look soft and flexible is one of the things that make his work so interesting and unique. In order to create from mouths to little knitted jumpers, Itoh combines his fine arts degree with his experience as a mason in the most fitted way. Apart from the stones, the sculptor uses traditional stone masonry equipment like saws and chisels to transform rocks like granite and marble into the beautiful details that complete his work.
All of Itoh’s impressive creations are a fine example of surrealistic sculpture that despite the hardness of the stones used, express a feeling of warmth through their humorous appearance.