Before becoming a viral phenomenon, hyper-realist sculptor Jago carved river stones to produce his pieces, which have now taken social media by storm.

Jago, alias Jacopo Cardillo (Frosinone, 1987), is often compared to Michelangelo due to his take on classical sculpture.

His pieces carved in marble analyze life in all its facets, and his techniques create detailed and precise representations of the human body and mundane objects.