Please enjoy the stone sculptures of Hirotoshi Itoh
January 17, 2009 9:27 AM   Subscribe

posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 9:36 AM on January 17, 2009

Please enjoy my smooth jazz and clever screen wipes.
posted by Nelson at 9:47 AM on January 17, 2009 [3 favorites]

I have availed myself of you kind offer and wish to profess my satisfaction, even given the inherent problems of appreciating the plastic arts through the medium of a website.
posted by Abiezer at 9:48 AM on January 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Those are cool. I love the unzippered rocks. Neat contrast.

Ok, not in the art ballpark but something similar in terms of contrasts in stone from Carruth Studio: peas in a pod, pickled asparagus, Mrs. Maple.
posted by nickyskye at 9:49 AM on January 17, 2009

Don't mind if I do. Cool post.
posted by Toecutter at 9:53 AM on January 17, 2009

Done and done. That sweater on a hanger is a mind-blower.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:57 AM on January 17, 2009

Ever have that experience, where you work on an artistic concept for a long time ... say, about three years - and in one horrible, crushing moment someone reveals to you another artist doing the same thing way, way better than you'll ever be able to do it?

Yep. Sucks.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 11:54 AM on January 17, 2009 [1 favorite]

Oh my god I love that zippered rock full of rocks. I want one!
posted by longsleeves at 12:11 PM on January 17, 2009

Shells. Full of shells. Even better.
posted by longsleeves at 12:13 PM on January 17, 2009

posted by ZenMasterThis at 12:56 PM on January 17, 2009

I liked them and thought they were clever. Then I got to the last one-- the book containing the key and the little house-- and it completely floored me. Can't put it into words, but yes. That's it.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:25 PM on January 17, 2009

Very awesome, thank you. I might try to make myself one of the simple trays if I get motivated with my dremel tool.
posted by marble at 3:39 PM on January 17, 2009

Much better than the average MeFi art post. Too bad about the soundtrack, though.
posted by kozad at 4:19 PM on January 17, 2009

Yeah-- but at leas there's a way to mute it (bottom of the page.)

The stone shirts remind me of Grinling Gibbons's limewood cravat.
posted by Pallas Athena at 6:06 AM on January 18, 2009

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