Carving is the act of using tools to shape something from a material by scraping away portions of that material. The technique can be applied to any material that is solid enough to hold a form even when pieces have been removed from it, and yet soft enough for portions to be scraped away with available tools. Carving, as a means for making sculpture, is distinct from methods using soft and malleable materials like clay or melted glass, which may be shaped into the desired forms while soft and then harden into that form. Carving tends to require much more work than methods using malleable materials.

Kinds of carving include:

  • Bone carving
  • Chip carving
  • Gourd carving or Gourd art
  • Ice carving or Ice sculpture
  • Ivory carving
  • Stone carving
    • Petroglyph
  • Vegetable carving
  • Wood carving
  • Hobo nickel

Other articles related to "carved":

La Ferté-sous-Jouarre Memorial - Memorial
... On top of the sarcophagus are carved representations of trophies of war, including a flag, bayonets, and a helmet ... The year 1914 is carved below the sarcophagus, while the names of the dead are carved in panels on all four sides of the memorial ... The two shorter sides of the memorial are decorated with a carved, downwards pointing sword, while the front and back of the memorial are carved with inscription panels surmounted by a carved wreath and ...
Arbel - Ancient Synagogue
... of the synagogue, still standing, was carved from a massive natural outcropping of limestone, and the synagogue itself situated so as to make use of the stone as a handsome door ... It is carved with decorative floral motifs and medallions ... A carved groove for a mezuzah can be seen ...
List Of Colossal Sculpture In Situ
... This is a list of colossal sculptures that were carved in situ (or "in place"), sometimes referred to as "living rock" ... they were never broken free of the quarry in which they were carved and therefore they would be considered carved in situ ... Most of these were carved in ancient times ...
St. George's Church, Sélestat - Portals
... The arched tympanum was carved in 1844 by Emile Sichler, a local sculptor ... on the tympanum, and oak leaves and vines are carved on the capitals of the columns ... The tympanum, with round arches, is adorned with a carved decoration in bas-relief featuring oak leaves and vines ...

Famous quotes containing the word carved:

    A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;Mnot be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself. The symbol of an ancient man’s thought becomes a modern man’s speech.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Our minds can go no further. The human imagination is capable of no further expression of beauty than the carved owl of Athene, the archaic, marble serpent, the arrogant selfish head of the Acropolis Apollo.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Love, my fate got luckily,
    Teaches with no telling
    That the phoenix’ bid for heaven and the desire after
    Death in the carved nunnery
    Both shall fail if I bow not to your blessing....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)