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These Fantastic Lapicida Carvings Honor Andrea Palladio

 - Feb 27, 2011   Updated: May 5 2011
References: lapicida & gizfactory
These Lapicida carvings are a testimony to the often-overlooked artistic potential of stone carving as an evocative medium.

Meant as a tribute to one of the world's most iconic stone artists, these Lapicida carvings make use of granite, limestone and marble as they explore the way in which even the hardest of materials can be worked into soft and seemingly cloudlike shapes. Although not actually meant for use in real homes, Lapcida's stone washbasins have an artistic appeal all their own.

Implications - Creating art out of stone is an indication that artists may be moving towards more ecological means of creating art so that less of a carbon footprint is made on the planet. Art made out of natural items gives people a chance to reflect on the beauty of nature.