(TruthSeekerDaily) Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito does something very special. In his masterful hands, common rocks become strange, unsettling and humorous creations that will make you look twice.

He goes beyond just carving into stone.
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After he finds a good rock, he reconfigures it by
hollowing it out and adding other objects to its form.
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By doing so, he transforms each rock into a variety of
whimsical versions of themselves from an alternate
universe.
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His creativity has no limits.
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Instead of just a rock, now it’s an unzipped
pouch full of coins.
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His creations are very realistic. It’s hard to believe
that this rock isn’t actually a change purse.
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Sometimes it takes him a long time to get a hard
rock in a certain shape.
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A hard rock doesn’t inspire much in most people’s
imaginations, but for artist Ito, it’s the perfect canvas.
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The stones are collected from his walks along his
neighborhood’s riverbed.
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He’s been influenced by surrealists such as
René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.
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The stone sculptor says, “Although I work with various
kinds of stones, most of my work consists of optimizing
a stone’s original shape.”
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“While utilizing the image that a stone is hard, I think
even from now on I would like to express the warmth
and humor.”
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He’s also really skilled at brilliantly creating something
you’ve never seen in your life.
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h/t [themetapicture]. Check out the artist’s website.