The Stones of La Rochelle…

All the characters or miniatures that you can see here were built with real stones found on the beaches of La Rochelle or in the vicinity. None of them has been retouched or modified except for assembly. The different forms and eyes in particular have been shaped in a natural way, for the most part by shells which have "grown up" in these stones and have been stirred by waves over time.
Unless their story be a bit more mystical.
Legend has it that these stones are actually the "Dead Souls" of the sailors lost in the ocean which failed on the beach, so we do not forget them.
So, natural phenomenon or mystical legend, that's the question?