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Jose Manuel Castro / Wrinkled Stone

Spanish sculptor Jose Manuel Castro captures and subverts the notion of what it means to be a rock. Creating soft wrinkles entirely from carving, Castro’s works take forms that are simultaneously natural and unnatural. He writes, “Day by day, you’re discovering things and you open possibilities. This happens to all of us in our work... My stones are not lifeless. They manifest themselves.” From his meticulous detail, we are able to see a material as simple as stone through fresh eyes. ⁠