Wood sculptures have been a part of mankind’s artistic traditions since time immemorial. They are often used to represent powerful mythological characters like the Greek god of Aphrodite or the Egyptian god of Osiris. The Romans were famous for their use of wood carvings like columns and the Colosseum. Today, wood carvings are made both as decorative pieces for the home and sculptures for art galleries. Wood sculptures may also serve a useful purpose in the construction of a building.
Wood sculptures carved in wood are durable and have a natural resistance to weathering. However, the wood must be treated to repel insects and rust. Most bronze sculptures used for art purposes are made from wood, and bronze has a very similar feel. However, there are some differences between the two; wood sculptures have more detail while bronze sculptures are generally handcrafted with a greater sense of detail.