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Chamba -Sculpture

Sculpting is about transformation. Throughout most of history, sculpture was a process of taking raw materials and making likenesses of things in the real world—animals, kings, and objects of beauty or worship. Artists used clay, wood, metal, or stone to produce objects that were as permanent as possible. But many contemporary sculptors have taken the opposite approach, using objects from the real world as the raw material for their art.

Marble and bronze have been replaced with damaged car parts, taxidermies chickens, bedding, broken furniture, and dryer lint. Even more ephemeral materials such as ice, soil, and sugar have been used to create temporal works of art that quickly disappear, enduring only in photographic documents. Sculptures are different from paintings because they occupy three-dimensional space. You can explore a sculpture by talking about its size and weight, its subject matter, its shape, how it was made, or its materials. You can explore its texture and surface, or you can talk about its relationship to a particular place or its setting. Ideally you can use all these viewpoints to help students understand the meanings and messages in sculptures.