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Transform Your Garden With Sculpture


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As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, we’re naturally drawn to the outdoors. Watching your gardening efforts mature and grow is always satisfying. Adding a personal touch with sculpture can create an even more individual or distinctive feeling in your garden. Sculpture transforms a garden, furnishing delight, inspiration, surprise, and even telling a story. Your story.

When you find the right sculpture to add to your garden, it will turn your property into a magical place of discovery, imagination, and contemplation. There are no strict rules when designing your sculpture garden. However, here are a few ideas to keep in mind and perhaps guide you along the way.

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 Stay receptive to what a sculpture says to you.  When a sculpture sparks joy, imagination or even dreams, its story becomes part of your story. Placing it within a garden shares that spark with others, creating more and more stories.

Jim Eppler believes his wildlife art reflects naturalist Henry Beston’s views, “In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear.”

Jim Eppler. Sorrel Sky Gallery

 Keep in mind what you might want your sculpture, or sculptures, to do. They can be a focal point, gathering people together. They can create small destinations for contemplation. Or, they can lead visitors on a journey of discovery.

George Lundeen has traveled the world gathering images of people that he then skillfully transforms into figurative bronze sculptures in his Loveland, Colorado studio. Though he considers himself a western artist, his realistic sculptures transcend time and culture. His often life-sized figures, masterfully designed and crafted, draw the viewer in through their expressions of universal human emotion.

George Lundeen

 Think of how the seasons will enhance your sculpture. A sculpture will reflect is changing surroundings. Spring rain will stipple it, Summer sun will illuminate it, Fall shadows will cloak it and Winter snow will blanket it.

 Be willing to take a chance.  Art is powerful, and that power is enhanced when it isn’t forced to compete with other elements. Placing a piece so that it can draw people, gather people or guide people allows its innate power to speak to others.

 Corporate, Public and Business settings.  Outdoor Sculpture placement can be powerful in attracting business and brand awareness. Placing a piece so that it can communicate a mission, a feeling, an emotion can serve to gather visitors, guide them and has a power to solidify a steadfast and trustworthy brand. 

Here are several monumental pieces as seen in both our Durango, Santa Fe and New York galleries. Talk one of our art advisors about details, ordering, installation and placements. Ask about our Photoshop services to get an idea of what a piece would look like in your home or garden.

Reach out to our  team of art advisors  with any questions about the products seen in this blog. We'd love to see you in any of our 3 locations, where you can enjoy these pieces in person.