Memory Alpha
Memory Alpha

A sculpture

"Sculptures are crystallized spirituality"
- Unknown (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")

A sculpture was a type of artwork, such as a statue, created by shaping hard material into an object. An artist that created a sculpture was called a sculptor.

During his studies of Earth, Trelane found Napoléon Bonaparte highly admirable and kept a bust of Napoléon in his castle on Gothos. (TOS: "The Squire of Gothos")

The wall decoration at the Vulcan monastery

The Vulcan monastery at P'Jem featured a large wall sculpture depicting a face in its atrium. As later discovered by Trip Tucker, the holes of the eyes and the mouth brought light to the place behind the sculpture, which was accessable from a stairwell from the catacombs. This place was later used by the assault team from Enterprise NX-01 to place micro-charges which led to the explosion and destruction of the wall sculpture and a diversion. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

According to the art department section on the call sheet, three relief faces were constructed as set decoration used for the multiple takes.
The wall face sculpture was specifically made for this set. The script doesn't reveal which face it should depict but Mike and Denise Okuda suspect it may be Surak's face. ("The Andorian Incident", text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD special feature)

Sculptures of the USS Enterprise-B and USS Enterprise-C adorned the wall of the observation lounge aboard the USS Enterprise-D during the first few years of that vessel's service. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Part of the 8-year-old Beverly Crusher's fantasy about Stefan was his becoming a famous artist who created metal sculptures. (TNG: "The Host")

The Aldean sculptors Leda and Accolan kept several of their created sculptures in their home on Aldea. (TNG: "When The Bough Breaks")

David was a famous sculpture by the Human artist Michelangelo. In 2370, Captain Jean-Luc Picard compared it to Symnay's Tomb for its ability to inspire and affect individuals. (TNG: "Birthright, Part I")

Later that year, Ms. Narsu's class aboard the Enterprise-D were working on clay sculptures. Lieutenant Commander Data was also present in an attempt to "work on his imagination". Counselor Deanna Troi suggested he try something more "abstract" after he produced a sculpture of a Federation data PADD. She suggested he sculpt something to do with music, to which he responded by sculpting a treble clef. (TNG: "Masks")

The eventualistic movement was a school of classical sculpture that predated the Matoian movement. A sculpture date from between the two movements, made of bronze and triptin, was discovered aboard an old derelict freighter and subsequently auctioned at Quark's in 2373. (DS9: "In the Cards")

In 2374, Captain Kathryn Janeway tried to illustrate to Seven of Nine the importance of relaxation and artistic expression by having her sculpt a head made out of clay in the Leonardo da Vinci's workshop holographic program. Seven seemed to find the exercise to be unproductive. (VOY: "The Raven")

Despite her seeming disinterest in the previous exercise, it seemed Seven may have gotten something out of it, as she had the Borg children that she was caring for, Icheb, Mezoti, Azan, and Rebi, participate in clay sculpting in 2376. She instructed the children to create geometric shapes, but Mezoti instead chose to create a sculpture of her. Icheb asked if she was going to implement a punishment protocol for Mezoti's not following the instructions, but Seven, following the advice of Chakotay, praised Mezoti for demonstrating ingenuity and individuality and told her to resume her disorder. (VOY: "Ashes to Ashes")

Gallery of sculptures

External link