making them big size assures viewers they are not realistic. Also, as sculptors, we know that generally big size also give a stronger impact than small size.
This is what i have a problem with.
So what you're saying is the sculptor wanted to make them less real
by making them larger so they'd have more impact. (And let's make them really heavy while we're at it.)
I find the logic fuzzy at best and a thin thread to follow to the point of the sculpture-- if he used the same logic. Care to rephrase, or are you sticking with this rationalization?
Do you just want to say you feel a sense of awe in the presence of the little critters? help me out here, you're giving me nothing other than "nice job carving" is that it? The powerful feeling of "creation"? you got nothin?