Today sculpture is a fashionable accent of landscape design. The tradition of placing sculptures and statues in the garden composition is rooted in a distant and mysterious antiquity.
The garden itself, with plants and decorative elements, is already a work of art, but sculptures make it a "highlight", give it uniqueness and originality.
A statue involves the image of a person or animal (the size of the statue should always be close to the natural value), it can also be a stela, an obelisk. But as asculptures other forms are also used.
The choice of sculptures for the garden is a very serious matter, requiring special attention. It is important to choose such garden sculptures that would correspond to the general style of your garden.
For example,garden with modern style solution decorate abstract sculptures, as well as various elements of glass and chrome-plated metal.
Classic European garden requires placing on a background of lawns and regular planting copies of antique sculptures, columns and pompous vases on pedestals.
In the Chinese or Japanese garden will be, as it is impossible by the way, stylized pagoda lanterns.
In the countryside gardens (country style), a garden sculpture can be made in the form of a garden scarecrow, fairy characters - Leshoy, Baba Yaga, or these seemingly simple objects like a wooden wheel from a cart, a bird house, a small mill or a weather vane that look very original and interesting.
In the landscape garden this role is often performed by finds brought from the forest: snag, stump, beautiful stone, birch cap, as well as all kinds of crafts made of natural materials. A variety of materials and subjects are used here.
In general, the ground for fantasy can always be found, the main thing is to do all this with the soul, and then you will get real masterpieces.
Appearance of garden sculpture in most cases, depends on the material from which it is made.
Classical sculpture is made of marble. Modern landscape designers instead of marble used with success granite, sandstone, quartz, limestone. They are also well processed, and from them decent works are obtained. Sculptures made of such rocks are adapted to stand in the open air garden all year round. They are not afraid of frost or moisture. Colored marble or limestone begins to show the first signs of destruction in 25-75 years after the beginning of use, white marble - in 100-150 years, and the best grades of fine granular granite - more than 500 years hence it is called an eternal stone.
Good frost resistance and water resistance are also available fromartificial stone .
And even garden sculptures are often cast from bronze and other metals. which can not be corroded.
You can also meet sculptures fromwood. They are inexpensive, but they do not last long.
In General, people with good imagination manage to make garden sculptures of any material.
Although they keep short term. Ice, snow, sand and other - this is the material for the one-day sculptures.
In order for the sculpture created a unique impression, it is necessary to correctly place .
Do not put a garden sculpture show. It may be slightly tucked away in the greenery. Then it will look mysterious and more interesting.
Large sculptures themselves are conspicuous, but small ones need help. They will look favorably on the stand.
If you are going to install several sculptures, then they should be placed in the garden so that when looking at one, the others are not visible. This will help evaluate all the merits of each sculpture.