Stone Sculptures of Hirotoshi Itoh aka Jiyuseki 10

Good Direction, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Hirotoshi Itoh graduated from Tokyo National Fine Arts University in 1982 and later went into his family business as a stonemason. He spent several years working with metal before turning his attention to stones. He utilizes stones found in a river bank near his home, and he creates sculptures that juxtapose the original shape and hardness of the material with surprising humor and texture. You can find more of his work on his Deviant Art page.

Good Direction, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Good Direction, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Cogwheel, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Cogwheel, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Stuffed Stone, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Stuffed Stone, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Stone Bag, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Stone Bag, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Coffee Break, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Coffee Break, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Before Liberation, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Before Liberation, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Coin, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Coin, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Laughing Stone 10, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Laughing Stone 10, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Canned Sea, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Canned Sea, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Shell, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Shell, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Last Summer, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Last Summer, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Profile, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Profile, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Let's Wrap the Atomic Bomb, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Let's Wrap the Atomic Bomb, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Zip Up Shirt 3, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Zip Up Shirt 3, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Zip Up Shirt, Marble sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Zip Up Shirt, Marble sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Take a Rest, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Take a Rest, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Morning Plate, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Morning Plate, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Leftovers, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

Leftovers, stone sculpture by Jiyuseki (Hirotoshi Itoh)

 

Stone sculptures by Hirotoshi Itoh

Stone sculptures by Hirotoshi Itoh

 


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