There have been many sculptures where the statue looks like its wearing veil. How do sculptors make stone transparent?

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There have been many sculptures where the statue looks like its wearing veil. How do sculptors make stone transparent?

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Veils do not have to be transparent. Their point is that you should not be able to see through them or at least not very well. So transparent vails kind of defeats their point. The reason you can see features which is hidden under a vail is because these features deform the vail wherever they touch. The sculptors just need to make the vail lay as it would on a real person and these features will show. They do have the advantage of being able to put the creases where they want, adjust the posture of the person under the vail as they want and make the wind blow the vail in the direction they want which can exagregate this effect by allowing more features to show then normally. But they are still only shaping the stone to the vail and is not making the stone itself transparent.