I don’t regularly say that I’m blown away by any kind of art really, but the work of a Japanese artist named Akie Nakata is really amazing.

She’s also known as Stone Artist because of her one-of-a-kind works that fit into the palm of your hand. Nakata paints animals onto small stones and you really have to see them to believe them.

Take a look at Nakata’s Instagram and Facebook pages and enjoy the photos of her work below.

Very impressive!

1. Sea otters.

2. That is adorable.

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‪Today (April 7th) the group exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department store in Ginza, Tokyo, came to a close. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my earlier post urging my local fans not to go out of your way to visit the exhibition. For a while I will focus on posting my work through social media. I will also continue to share my past work as well, with the hope that each small image of my stone art might at least bring a smile to you? 本日4月7日、銀座三越でのグループ展が終了致しました。ご来場に関してご無理なさらずという投稿に目を通していただき有難うございました。今後しばらくはSNSでの活動に注力し、過去作品の投稿も続けて参ります。小さなストーンアートの画像がこころ和むきっかけになりますように?✨‬ #akie #art #fineart #rockpainting #stonepainting #rockart #stoneart #painting #drawing

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3. A resting raccoon.

4. This might be my favorite.

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It’s my past work. Baby and mom elephants painted on natural shaped stone. I just want to keep my posting because we all need something beautiful at this hard time. Sometimes I cannot reply but always love to read your comments. You make me warm smile too when you have fun to see my pieces. Thank you very much for your kindness and support ?? 『聖母子象』過去作品のご紹介です。こんな時だからこそ大事に作品の投稿を続けられたらと思っています。コメントのお返しが出来ないこともありますが、すべて嬉しく拝読しております。今日もそれぞれに最善の1日を過ごせますように?✨ #akie #art #fineart #rockpainting #stonepainting #rockart #stoneart #painting #drawing #elephant

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5. Kitten peering out.

6. Crouching tiger.

7. The always-sad pug.

8. Just look at those eyes.

9. Tree frog.

10. That is brilliant.

11. A video for you to enjoy.

12. A sample of her great work.

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It was so hard to choice but finally I decided that they are the top 9 for me in this year. Really thank you so much for your visiting and many likes and friendly comment. Your warm support give me positive energy☺️✨ I’ll keep my work sincerely, with encountered right stone. Hope you will have fun on my page in next year too. Many thank-you and my all good prayers for you? 選ぶのに大変苦労しましたが、今年のベスト9と思う作品をまとめてみました。今年は個展の開催もあり怒涛のように過ぎていきましたが、お陰様で充実感の中制作を続けることが出来ました。ページを訪れてくださる全ての方々に心から感謝いたします☺️今後ともどうぞよろしくお願いいたします✨ #topnine2019 #top9 #akie #art #fineart #rockpainting #stonepainting #rockart #stoneart #painting #drawing

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Those pieces are so cool and so unique!

Do you know of any other interesting artists we should be following on social media?

Tell us about them in the comments, please!