A sculpture is a form of visual art or plastic art presented in three dimensions (3D). Three-dimensional artworks can be created through modeling, carving, molding, or constructing. Sculptors often use clay, wood, ceramics, metal, stone, clay, or an array of other materials to create sculptures.
Sculptures have played a significant role in religious survival and devotion in various cultures and societies. There are many surviving sculptures from ancient civilizations of Africa, South America, China, India, and the Mediterranean. Contemporary sculptures have also had a major mark in the art world and inspired genres like surrealist sculpture.