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Sculpting is one of many forms of artistic expression. A sculpture is a three-dimensional artwork which can be created using a variety of techniques and materials. It is one of the oldest known art forms and many primitive pieces can be found in museums.

Sculptures can be split into two general groups; they may have been built up using several layers of material to produce shape, or the artist may have merely taken a hammer to a big rock. Most sculptures are based upon the human body, and many have been considered obscene. Others are abstract, and can be fairly bizarre, such as half a cow or a brick. Many sculptures are really quite poor quality, but never, ever mention this in a museum.

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