José Manuel Castro López manipulates stone like it was soft clay. His sculptures are full of twists and turns, waves and wrinkles which contrast with the tough material and make you question the laws of physics.

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.

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Ditto 2 years ago

How?!

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Sally Vogel 2 years ago

How does he do this? The rock surface looks original...but can't be.???

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Love this ;-)

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varwenea 2 years ago

Looks like a coral, especially with the pink-ish color.

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Daria B 2 years ago

Looks painful.

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Sophia Marotta 2 years ago

LET ME EAT THE RAVIOLI!!!

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Zombie Gurl 2 years ago

If had this in my room, I can easily mistake this as my socks

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Just really like this one - great colours!

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Ditto 2 years ago

Sleek!

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Jazlyn J. 2 years ago

Like this stone, the strongest/hardest/toughest of hearts can bleed.

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Monty Is Fiennes 2 years ago

Love this!!

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Brigitta Zsiros 2 years ago

The one on the right looks like the Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas :)

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Jean-Francois Brisson 2 years ago

This is MY HOLE! It was made for me! ddddDDDDDDRRRRRR!!!

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Looks like a baby's moccasin.

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Henedina Lagunday 2 years ago

Amazing!

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Ditto 2 years ago

Fold.

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

:-) Franken-Foot!

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Ditto 2 years ago

Set in stone.

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Denica Kyuchukova 2 years ago

unbelievable

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Kakona-chan 2 years ago

Again, great vase

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Laced promise perhaps?

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Zombie Gurl 2 years ago

That heavy trash bag you're trying to lift as well tying it together

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Beautiful

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Petra Madsen 2 years ago

Chocolate :P

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hawkeyefan iowa 2 years ago

Are we sure this is stone?

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

The day McDonald died...

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Parfait role...

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Ditto 2 years ago

Almost looks like a rose.

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Stoned Colon

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Ditto 2 years ago

Melt

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Toast anybody?

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

Love this! I imagine getting born, and as my head presents, I scream in fear of this new world !

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Ditto 2 years ago

Umm. Image file glitch?

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Kirsten Preston 2 years ago

And in the beginning there was parfait roles...