Stone Zoo: Somewhere between nature and art

Stone Zoo: Somewhere between nature and artby Ailyn Martín Pastrana  Photos: Karel Pérez Alejo and Frank Baltodano

They said self-taught sculptor Ángel Íñigo Blanco was crazy when he left his job as a coffee picker in the 1970s to devote himself full-time to his passion: carving sculptures from stone. Without an ounce of pretentiousness he says that he just “chips away the extra rock,” but his chisel has made a remarkable impression on the world—a zoo made in stone.

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