Rock Paintings by Roberto Rizzo 8

Golden frog and fly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Roberto Rizzo's rock paintings are like an updated version of the old pet-rock trend. In 1996 Rizzo started using acrylic paint to capture animal images that curve organically around the natural shape and imperfection of the stone surface used in place of canvas. The images are sweet and humorous, and like a pet or a rock, they beckon to be held.  
Walrus, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Walrus, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Pink flamingo, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Pink flamingo, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

 
Elephant, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Elephant, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Cheetah, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Cheetah, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Tortoise, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Tortoise, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Siamese cat, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Siamese cat, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Butterfly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Butterfly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Lizard, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Lizard, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Dendrobates, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Dendrobates, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Turtle and Wasp, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Turtle and Wasp, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Golden frog and fly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Golden frog and fly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   
Golden frog and fly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

Golden frog and fly, paint on stone by Roberto Rizzo

   

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