Artist Creates Stone Sculptures That Makes Them Look Like Soft Clay

José Manuel Castro López is a Spanish sculptor who creates impressive artworks carved out of stone. The sculptures appear like they’re made of a soft material like sponge, but López actually uses various types of stone, including quartz and granite. The unique pieces feature smooth textures and wrinkles.

The Spanish artist draws inspiration from Galician mythology: “My relationship with the stone is not physical, but magical,” he told The Creators Project. “It recognizes me, it obeys me…we understand each other. My stones are not lifeless. They manifest themselves”. To create these smooth textures López uses mostly quartz and granite.

Check out López’s incredible stone sculptures below and find more of his work on Facebook.

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Starting with ordinary pieces of quartz or granite, the talented sculptor always takes into consideration the natural shape and texture of the stone before he starts carving. “I adapt to its essence,” López explains. “I take advantage of its qualities and I try to get the best out of it.” Not only does he create incredibly fluid forms from stone, but he always makes sure to restore the rock’s original texture. “I remove where it needs to be removed and I leave where it needs to be left,” he says. “And I remove the trace of the tool with textures and oxides.” The resulting stone sculptures look as though they’ve been slowly eroded and formed by nature’s elements rather than created by man.

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20 Pictures of German Shepherds That Show You How Adorable and Loving They Are

I believe you all have heard of German Shepherds. They are the most steadfastly loyal companions, and consistently rank at the top of the most popular dog breeds, and it’s easy to see why. German shepherd dogs (GSD) are noble, diligent, loyal, and highly intelligent dogs. They are large in size and have very streamlined, athletic builds that make them both strong and agile.

Though they are excellent herding dogs, German shepherds are very well suited to work as service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. They are excellent performing as working dogs, especially in police and military operations. They also make highly effective guard dogs. Of course, the German shepherd dog also makes a wonderful companion in the right home.

One of the most recognizable breeds today, German shepherds are celebrated for their impressive balance of power and grace. They surely mark a presence in your heart as well. To all of those who own a German shepherd, they will strongly agree to that fact.

Below we’ve made a list of their adorable pictures, and they will make you fall in love with this breed once more.

1. My boy Kenzo, my soulmate. He’s a real gentle giant with a puppy personality. 

                        Kennym00n

2. My baby had a photoshoot and I chose the photo that really shows her personality 

                                oiwtfm8 

3. My baby girl met her brother again after 3 weeks 

                     MiniMiaBoss

4. I, for one, feel safer knowing there’s a German Shepherd in the Oval Office. 

                           lklement 

5. Finally broke it to her that she was adopted. 

                           Anutka25

6. My family has always had a love for shepherds 

                   heathrawr101

7. Now this is funny and cute 

                             DevinG3 

8. My Flynn 8 Months old – for contrast My husband is 6ft 2in 

                              Allula102

9. Our boy passed his test, he is officially a therapy dog! 

                        ThatsSooMe 

10. Me and my boy, Bauer 

              LandSharkSupply 

11. Went to the shelter just to see, came home with this beautiful boy. Meet Fenrir aka Finn.

                  xceptn2therule 

12. This pup helped me survive through medical school 

                               rhettb13 

13. Meeka realized she can stand in the pool 

                             Sirjangly 

14. People tend to be scared of my pup when I take her out but she’s probably more loving than most people tbh 

                        elbikter

15. We’re super cute. Give us your lunch! 

                         KatAttack07 

16. We found Lucy on a desert highway when she was 4 weeks old, today she celebrates 10 months. 

                        KingJewffrey 

17. She’s just so cute I can hardly stand it! 

                         keekslarue 

18. Levi sporting a baby carhartt coat 

                     alexandria666

19. Kato mastered “sit” and “stay, so now we are moving on to “defensive driving” 

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20. I just can’t get over his face 

                                   0x211

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