Many viewing stones are completely natural, although some have been cut with the cut side seated in a custom-carved wooden display stand. Even tiny ones can have outsized sculptural qualities. Viewing stones may be highly evocative of landscape features such as mountains, waterfalls, or pools. They can resemble animals or abstract sculptures. Some are prized for the pictures they display. A tiny figure may be added to complement the mood of a stone and larger ones are displayed outside in gardens. Displaying small ones together on a stand provides an opportunity to compare their diverse colors, shapes and textures.