Stone sculptures by Hirotoshi Itoh

After graduating from the distinguished Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 1982, Hirotoshi Itoh felt he was destined only to take over his father’s masonry business. He spent several years working with fine metals before turning his attention to stones, which he found by the river bank near his Matsumoto home. Itoh works out of his studio to create sculptures that juxtapose the original shape and hardness with surprising humour and texture.

About the author

Tulsa was born on the northern beaches of Sydney but was raised by nomadic, creative parents in Oklahoma, California and Hiroshima. She now lives in France. A grand-daughter of the late best-selling novelist, Morris West, she has been featured as an actress in the short film, Hide and Seek, directed by Fiona McGee and produced by Ruby Smallbone, and was once the face of Milk & Honey’s Designed By Ruby Rose collection.