Spanish sculptor who knows the art of crush stones
• Spanish sculptor who knows the art of crush stones
Look: they listened to a sculptor like plasticine! Spaniard Jose Manuel Lopez Castro presented a series of his works, which are cobbled together give the impression of a soft and stretchy material ... In his hands, rocks stretch, wrinkle, and even cry!
The artist works mostly with granite and quartz from their region and claims that his relationship with the local stones akin to magic: "While working I feel not so much a sculptor as a druid. My relationship with the stone are not physical and magical. I talk with the stones, and in the communication process, we submit to one another ... My stones are not lifeless. "
The idea of the sculpture comes to the master is not in itself, but when you look at the material itself ... Stone "tells" him what could turn.
For direct design embodiment may take a couple of days and a few months. It also depends on the properties of the stone.
As pointed out by itself Jose Manuel López Castro, local stones are impregnated with a mythical atmosphere, because when working with them the technical skills of a sculptor - is not important. Need to feel their ancient magic ...