Art has become incredibly versatile these days. With canvases no longer what they used to be, artists look beyond the ordinary and find a way to turn anything into something extraordinary. One such artist bringing her passion to the unconventional canvas is Akie Nakata. She is taking on the difficult task of creatively turning stones into cute little animals. For Akie, it is more than just painting on a stone. She strives to bring out the living being that she feels in the stone and proceeds carefully with each piece. First, she considers where she is positioning the backbone. From there, it is the stone that determines what she paints on it. Her goal? To paint the life, the living spirit of the being she feels inside the stone.
Take a look at some of the amazing pieces Akie Nakata has created: