Stones or rocks united in the construction of an artwork are truly a unique artwork to be discovered. Stone carving sculpture is a beautiful symbols of structured art works. Often the artworks contain fossils and impressions found in the stones used, making them even more interesting. Impressions of shells or the outline of small animal bones add visual impact into the history of the stones used which is often incorporated into the theme of the piece.
Typically the stones are not shaped or carved in any way, but used in their complete natural form. Used together, the stones create a suggestion of an image, object or life form. The stone sculptures are often representations of objects, people or animal sculpture.
Stones and rocks are solid objects that bring to mind strength and permanence. Using stones and rocks to create art evokes the feeling of stability. That is why many subjects of figure sculpture deal with that theme.
The stone works suggest a meaningful placement of the stones or rocks used. Granite sculpture is not just the piling of stones or rocks on top of one another into a meaningless shape. Typically the stones used are lovingly hand-picked by the artist for their best use in color, size and shape, brought together to form a complex structured artwork.
The stone crosses are often used as mementos placed on loved ones gravesites, the stone giving the meaning of tying the loved one to the earth. The Eskimo or animal shapes suggest the culture in a native art form. Although the Inukshuk is a well-known example of figure sculpture art, stone art works can be made into other art pieces. Common stone sculptures are made into crosses or Eskimo or animal shapes.