TOOLS, MA­TE­RI­ALS & TERMS

Native American Art - - SCULPTURE -

Among the most com­mon ma­te­ri­als that sculp­tures are made from are bronze, stones such as alabaster and mar­ble, stain­less steel and wood. Sculp­tors will em­ploy a va­ri­ety of tools to cre­ate their work, such as chis­els and their hands to mold clay, and for bronze they use pro­cesses in­clud­ing the lost-wax cast­ing or cre­ate bas-re­liefs.

There are ma­que­ttes, which are small pre­lim­i­nary mod­els or sketches made of the works, as well as mon­u­men­tal pieces that are of­ten meant to be dis­played out­doors. Sculp­tures can be one-of-a-kind works or have a lim­ited-edi­tion run, which is the num­ber of pieces that are cre­ated from a mold be­fore it is de­stroyed.

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