A Sculpture is a three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials – typically stone – or marble, metal, glass, or wood. Softer (“plastic”) materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals. The term has been extended to works including sound, text and light. Found objects may be presented as sculptures. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by welding , hardened such as by firing, or molded or cast. Surface decoration such as paint may be applied. Sculpture has been described as one of the plastic arts because it can involve the use of materials that can be moulded or modulated. Oftentimes sculptures are placed in a public place to commemorate the founder of the city, or the towns war hero. But these days sculptures can be found in almost every park, and on what seems like every New York City block. Check out these unique and often bizarre public sculptures placed in rather unusual spots around the world.