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Carving

A subtractive process in which a sculpture is formed by removing material from a block or mass of wood, stone, or other material, using sharpened tools. Carving is one of the oldest sculptural techniques. It is a reductive process; starting with a solid block, the sculptor removes material using chisels and other tools to 'reveal' the finished form. Traditional carving materials include stone, especially marble, and fine grained woods.

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