I do wish I had $1500 because I would definitely buy Hirotoshi Ito’s stone sculpture “Laughing Stone.” How amazingly creepy yet enchanting! It would be hard to resist strategically placing it a garden somewhere for a priceless practical joke.
Hirotoshi Ito is a stone sculptor who is represented by the Keiko Gallery but also sells his work through the newly launched website ichii – a global marketplace for handmade Japanese goods. The stone reminds me of this old Japanese cartoon character.
You can see more of his amazing sculptures on his flicker stream. Honestly, I’m not quite sure how he does it.