This Artist Uses Acrylic Paint To Transform Found Stones Into Animals That Fits Into the Palm of Your Hand


Akie Nakata believes each rock has a story to tell and she breathes life into each stone with her acrylic paints.

While some might contest that a stone is not a living organism, when Akie holds one in her hand, she feels everything it has “silently witnessed over the millennia.” the artist decides to breathe life into each one with her paintings. She reveals, “Sometimes I paint while I talk to the stone as I hold it in my hand.” Akie hopes that her stone animals will be treasured by those who hold them, as they treasure their own lives “because we all stand on the same earth, and we come from the same earth.”

You can find more of Akie’s incredible artwork on Instagram, and if you’re lucky enough, you may get the chance to own one of her unique pieces when she announces their availability on Facebook.