Word of the Day: Sculpture

/’skəlp-chər/

1. noun: the art of making forms, often representative or abstract, especially by molding, carving or casting

Picture and sculpture are the celebrations and festivities of form.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 – 1882

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as unhewn marble of great sculpture.” Aldous Huxley, 1894 – 1963

2. verb: to make or represent (a form) by molding, carving, casting, or other shaping techniques.

The detailed features of the Renaissance masterpiece David were carefully sculptured by Michelangelo. When asked about the great difficulties that he must have encountered while creating the statue, it is rumored Michelangelo replied, “It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.”