The stones are not just things or pieces for print, as to my eye. And among different stones in different shapes on a river-bank, I found one in my eye just seeing like an animal. This made the biggest inspiration for the stone arts. I feel the stone has got me too just like I got the stone. I believe they have their own intents. And when I get the chance of meeting them, I believe it as a big sign. I feel they give me consent to go on and do the best as I admire them in my eyes.
The stones I pick to paint on are not just random. But the remarkable opposites with whom I have developed a connection was the biggest inspiration to me to get connect with them. When I connect with a stone in my art prospect, I pay respect to my opposites in toto. Here I strictly avoid changing its shape by cutting ends and process. Although they are not inside the living beings, when I realize how long it has taken to form a stone, I feel the history and the story it tells. They come from huge mountains and take so long to form the size and shape. I really feel the life inside each stone. That makes me easier to communicate with the stone while I make it more beautiful.
I work really carefully when I bring out the life inside the stone into the view. So I follow it in an order. Simply, my painting is like a conversation between me and the stone in my hand. I ask whether I am putting the backbone in the right position, does it feel fine, I ask. And I really care about whether I am going beyond the natural limits it already has with shape, weight and so on. It is not me that decides what to color on, it is all about the stone itself. I feel every art I create on stones is newly born life in my hand. So what I am committed is to paint the life, the true spirit living inside the stone.
I paint the eyes when it comes to an end. And I conclude my work as completed when I find the eyes watching straight back at me. It is not a piece of drawing, it is the life in the stone which I paint on.
Inspired and rewritten story of the Stone Artist Akie
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