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About Sculpture
The permanence and longevity of a sculpture consists in the strength of the idea
not in the material. Wikipedia Sculpture description: Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork
created by shaping or combining hard materials - typically stone - or marble, metal, glass, or
wood. Softer ("plastic") materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals.

The term has been extended to works including sound, text and light. Found objects may be presented as sculptures. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by welding, hardened such as by firing, or moulded or cast.

Surface decoration such as paint may be applied.

Sculpture has been described as one of the plastic arts because it can involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated.

Sculpture is one of the earliest known forms of art, with some sculptures dating back to the earliest known civilizations. Throughout the centuries sculpture has remained very popular as a way of teaching people lessons about morality and acceptable social interaction. It is
also popular as means of expressing religious beliefs, decorating homes and useful objects, and as a way of remembering the dead.

When Anthony Caro, the great Sculptor, was asked "What is sculpture for?" he replied "To please the eye and feed the soul. Human beings dance, they make music, they carve little pebbles or stick pieces of clay together. It's just a natural human thing - animals don't do it. I don't know what it's for. What is life for?"  It couldn't be put better than that.