Well what I usually create is free standing and usually is considered 3 dimentional so no matter whatever angle you place it in it's always interesting.
My subjects vary, it depends...on what's in the stone I guess. Sometimes wildlife comes out, others it can be a collage of images. My latest seems to have become a nautaloid type cephalopod of some sort that has just entangled (and is about to devour) a fish.
I blame the Inuit for their influence. They made me take carving classes in grade school, but now at least I have more than just a file at my disposal.