You must have noticed that practically every city has its unique sculptures or statues, which are typically found tucked away along streets or in public squares. Some are quite average, while others can be eye-catching and conversation starters.

The oldest known statuette, Venus of Hohle Fels, dated from roughly 33.000 to 38.000 BCE, and sculptural art has evolved significantly since then. If this kind of art was originally designed to depict the surrounding world, it swiftly evolved into a way to worship gods and, later, to honor notable people as the classical art era progressed. Modern sculptures may now depict a concept rather than an object or a living being, have unusual forms, and be built from any material imaginable.

We’ve put together a list of the most inventive sculptures and notable statues found around the world to save you some travel time. Some are historical, while others are modern works of art, but they’re all extremely creative and fascinating.

Take a look at the images below, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite works of art, whether they’re classical or modern sculptures.

1. The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby by Jerzy Kalina

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

2. Transcendence by Keith Jellum

Location: Portland, USA

3. The Shoes On The Danube Bank by Can Togay & Gyula Pauer

Location: Budapest, Hungary

4. People Of The River By Chong Fah Cheong

Location: Singapore

5. De Vaartkapoen by Tom Frantzen

Location: Brussels, Belgium

6. Sinking Building Outside State Library

Location: Melbourne, Australia

7. Cattle Drive by Robert Summers

Location: Dallas, USA

8. Horizons by Neil Dawson

Location: Kaipara, New Zealand

9. Electoral Campaign by Isaac Cordal

Location: Nantes, France

10. Hippo Square

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

11. The Caring Hand by Eva Oertli and Beat Huber

Location: Glarus, Switzerland

12. Diminish and Ascend by David McCracken

Location: Bondi, Australia

13. Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane

Location: Burning Man, Nevada, USA

14. Metalmorphosis by David Černý

Location: Charlotte, USA

15. Metalmorphosis at Night

Location: Charlotte, USA

16. Expansion by Paige Bradley

Location: New York, USA

17. Force of Nature by Lorenzo Quinn

Location: Doha, Qatar

18. Mustangs By Robert Glen

Location: Las Colinas, Texas, USA

19. The Knotted Gun, Turtle Bay

Location: New York, USA

20. Monument to Mihai Eminescu

Location: Onesti, Romania

21. Les Voyageurs by Bruno Catalano

Location: Marseilles, France

22. Break Through From Your Mold By Zenos Frudakis

Location: Philadelphia, USA

23. Kelpies by Andy Scott

Location: Grangemouth, UK

24. The Black Ghost of Klaipeda by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas

Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania

25. Nelson Mandela by Marco Cianfanelli

Location: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment section below!

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