For the love of art in stones

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 04 Sep 2018

Visitors looking at the various stones on display after the launch of the Natural Art – Stone and Driftwood Exhibition and Competition 2018.

MORE than 150 pieces of natural art stone and driftwood were on display at Viva Home Mall in Kuala Lumpur, in conjunction with the Stone Exhibition called Natural Art – Stone and Driftwood Exhibition and Competition 2018.

The event was organised by the

Malaysian Stone Lovers Society and Viva Home Mall.

Chok Shaw Chyi, who represented the organiser, said the special stone art pieces were from Malaysia and they comprised different types of stones.

“These are naturally formed stones and can be found in river and streams deep in the jungle.

“Every stone we have in the exhibition are special and each of the stones is naturally sculptured.

“One of the most special and valuable natural stones we put on display is called the ‘Lingzhi mushroom’ stone believed to be formed millions of years ago.

“It was given the name due to its shape that is similar to a mushroom, added Chok.

He said natural art stones were formed billions of years ago as a result of earth crust activities and erosion.

“It became an art piece by a curious coincidence of natural forces without any human intervention to its shape. There should not be any polishing, drilling or cutting which would alter its natural appearance.

“The five types of stones on display were Scenery, Shape, Pattern, Abstract and Meditation stones,” added Chok.

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai who launched the exhibition said the exhibition was looked forward to by natural stone lovers.

“People who love these art stones are able to name the stones according to their shapes.

“This is not just an exhibition. The organisers are hoping to promote this art not just among the Chinese but also to other races as well,” he added. 

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