Often used as a synonym of a stone
statue, a stone sculpture is an artistic imagination brought out on
stone. It includes animals and birds, human and god figures,
figurative images in various contemporary, medieval or ancient forms
of different civilizations.
The figures are carved out of stone by chiseling them in various
forms and finishes. Stone sculptures in sandstone, limestone, granite,
soapstone, marble can be made to different degrees of intricacies. The
size is the deciding factor as to where it can be installed.
Tiny figurines are typical showcase sculptures. They can be displayed
on corner and side tables. Larger ones require a bigger area surround
to bring out the beauty of the stone. Of late garden sculptures
emphasizing the stone texture are installed in the gardens. They add
to the natural environs. Religious Statues