The history of sculptures links back to the time when statues of gods were built to be venerated and worshipped. Later came the statues of famous people and military leaders which acted as a kind of tribute to their lives and the lives they touched. Over time, art has become more abstract and a sculpture’s main purpose today is to add emotion and colour to the most mundane of surroundings. Since time immemorial, sculptors have explored the relationship between viewer, space, and material object in a myriad of ways.
Here are some of the most creative modern sculptures from around the world.
Singing Ringing Tree, England
The Shoes on the Danube Bank, Hungary
Release, South Africa
The Architectural Fragment, Australia
Force of Nature, London
Les Voyageurs, France