Statues and sculptures have been around for a long time and serve many different roles. Some people display them as a way of remembrance, while other people will display sculptures as a way of worship. Some people find comfort and healing in their appearance. Whatever the reason, statues have and continue to play a big role in the lives of people all over the world.
Symbolism Sculptures have symbolic meaning. For example, the Statue of Liberty represents/stands as a symbol of freedom and independence for Americans. For others, pig statues and pig figurines (especially gold ones) symbolize a desire for wealth and an effort to achieve economical gain and prosperity. These representations can and do have many different symbolic meanings.
Worship We read in the Bible and other historical documents that replicas of people and symbols were and are used as a form of worship. There are many religions throughout the world that use statues in their religious worship. For example, Buddhists use the Buddha to help them remember that everything comes from Buddha and by worshiping Buddha they can accomplish and receive those things they really desire. Religious statues are becoming more and more common.
Remembrance Often sculptures are placed on monuments and tombstones in a remembrance of someone who has passed away. One of the most common statues that is used for remembrance (and often for worship too) is a statue of Jesus Christ. Christians tend to display statues of Jesus Christ in churches and within their homes. This serves as a constantly reminder of what Jesus Christ has done for them and the love that He has for them.
Healing Statues are often given to individuals that are ill or have a severe illness. Statues can bring peace and comfort, as well as healing to those that are ill. Religious statues are often given to those who are sick. Many people believe and gain strength and healing from statues (both religious and non-religious statues).
Statues are a great asset to add to any home or building. Some of the most popular statues displayed in homes and public buildings are: Buddha, Virgin Mary, Christus, nativity and Willow Tree. It does not matter where you go. Statues are everywhere and a part of everyday life.