Sculpture is three dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as Limestone, marble or wood. Softer (“plastic”) materials can also be used, such as clay and resin.
Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled by welding, hardened such by firing, or molded and cast for bronze.
Some common forms of sculpture are:
- Free-standing sculpture, sculpture that is surrounded on all sides, except the base, by space. It is also known as sculpture “in the round”, and is meant to be viewed from any angle.
- Relief– the sculpture is attached to a background; types are relief.
- Public Art – Site Specific Art
- Kinetic Sculpture– involves aspects of physical motion
- Fountain – the sculpture is designed with moving water
- Mobile sculptures
- Statues representing a person etc.
- Bust – representation of a person from the chest up
- Equestrian – typically showing a significant person on horseback
- Stacked art – a form of sculpture formed by assembling objects and ‘stacking’ them
- Architectural Sculpture – attached to a building
- Environmental Art
Video of a wooden sculpture being created
Video of siting of sculptures in Ennis Sculpture Trail
Video of Dromore Woodlands Sculpture Trail
Video on Barry Wrafter, Colin Grehan and Diarmuid Twohigk carving stone on the Ennis Sculpture Trails.
Linked web page on how to create wooden, stone and bronze sculptures.