Pet Rocks

Art has become incredibly versatile these days. Canvases are no longer what they used to be. Now, artists look beyond the ordinary and find a way to turn it into something extraordinary. One such artist is Akie Nakata who creatively turns stones into cute little animals. But this is no easy task. 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. First, she considers where she is positioning the backbone. She also states that 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:

1. Red Fox


2. Hamster

3. Mom and baby sea otter


4. Bluebird


5. Owl


6. Baby seal


7. Pug dog


8. Raccoon


9. Golden retriever


10. Koala


11. Snow Owl


12. Mom and baby elephant


13. Lone Wolf


14. Hippo


15. Cat


16. Octopus


17. Bear


18. Hedgehog


19. Seal


20. Leopard