In thinking about a stone sculpture I realize it to be a two-sense experience. First the visual, a shape, the color(s), and the character of the stone. The collection of these images captures the viewers’ eye and ignites their imagination. The beauty of sculpture is its infinity of silhouettes. These multitudes of images engage the viewer allowing for an investment that results in a tumbling of the collection of images/thoughts into a many-layered impression. Second, the touch. Each type of stone has a unique texture. Different polishes enhance that feel, leaving a second layer to the experience of the sculpture. Both seeing and touching create a memory while seeing a single silhouette is more likely to recall a moment in reflection.
I have a lot of time in my head during stonework and have thought about other forms of art and their sense score. Painting and photography have a single silhouette that has a purely visual appeal. Music is auditory though in live performances all senses can be engaged. The only “art” that I could think of that engages all five senses is the art of cooking.
Hmmm, now that is something to imagine!