Sculpture, like other art, is a record of human experience. People everywhere have found the need for sculpture, whether in work, in play or in prayer. Sculpture also records the desire to commemorate the deeds of nations and of individuals. Those interested in sculpture should see the exhibition, Story of Stone (closing today), in the Sheung Wan Civic Centre Exhibition Hall. The exhibition features the works of Guangdong-born Wui Man-wai. He moved to Hong Kong in 1958 and completed a course in basic three-dimensional design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His works have been frequently exhibited locally and overseas. All the work featured in this exhibition is in marble. Wui's representations of the natural world are abstract but simple and I found the piece, Sailing Boat, most impressive. It seemed to suggest Hong Kong's perseverance and resilience. * * * Furniture is more easily understood than precisely defined. Human history can be read in the history of the furniture created for people's use and enjoyment. If you are still doubtful, come visit Altfield Gallery in Prince's Building, Central. It features a wide variety of 18th-and 19th-century pieces from both northern and southern China. The most spectacular work is the bamboo furniture from Shanxi, which dates back to the 18th century.