Brilliant Zippered Change Purse Rock Sculptures That Visually Challenge the Perceived Consistency of Stone

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Hirotoshi Ito (@itohirotoshi) on Apr 11, 2019 at 2:04am PDT Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito creates absolutely brilliant rock sculptures that visually challenge the perceived consistency of the material. In order to achieve this, Ito adds functioning zippers that seemingly reveal the contents kept inside, much in the way coins are held in a change purse. The contents of each “purse” are widely varied and include a toothy smile, hidden machinery, a futuristic garden, handy coffee beans, a hiding pet and a fistful of shiny coins. Ito finds it important that his art has a sense of humor as he comes from a family of stonemasons who specialize in the serious craft …