Until quite recently, the accepted measure of a painter's or sculptor's talent was how accurately he represented his subject, but this all changed when artists began producing abstract sculptures. During the early 20th century, the Impressionists were the first group to break the rigid rules of art. Other movements like Cubism and Abstract Expressionism followed, which had a profound effect on both painting and sculpture. Today, abstract sculptures can be found throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Abstract sculptures are very different from any other type. Although the sculptor may draw inspiration from people, animals, or nature, the finished work will never closely resemble these subjects. When it comes to abstract sculpture, it's the piece's colors, textures, materials, and shapes that truly make it a work of art. Abstract sculptures can be composed of rigid geometric shapes, flowing curves, and repeating patterns. A number of different mediums are used to produce abstract sculptures, including bronze, glass, stone, fiberglass, wire, and metal. The sculptor's choice of material is crucial, as it will have an impact on the overall effect of the finished product. Although many may dismiss abstract sculptures as works that have little artistic value, there is no denying they have a respected and prominent place in the art world.