This collection of tranquil mini sculptures are by Jan Campbell, she patiently carves each sculpture out of an avocado stone. Jan is based in the West of Ireland and has been carving avocados since 2014. If you are interested in purchasing any of her mini sculptures, check out the link at the bottom of this article.
The avocado stone accompanied me for a week or two until I took it out one day and saw that the surface had been scratched, perhaps by my keys. I was intrigued by what I saw – a deep orange pigment had filled the scratch. I felt overwhelmingly compelled to explore further. Maybe my reassuring pocket pet was actually inside the stone, waiting patiently for me to dig him out. I gathered a random assortment of craft tools and set to work, carving the surface very slowly and carefully, studying the effect of every action I took on the stone. I couldn’t believe how satisfying an activity it was – how had I never discovered this enjoyment before? I had drawn pictures my whole life, but carving was like drawing in 3D – I had a whole extra dimension to play with! I found a gentle smiling face inside the stone. I was hooked and I went straight to the supermarket to buy more avocados.
Via: Jan Campbell