Garden sculptures are a way to add beauty to your garden. They are often more intricate and detailed than standard garden statues. Examples of garden sculpture art include benches with beautifully carved legs, sculptures of people and animals, and abstract pieces.
The Modern Museum of Art, or MOMA, in New York City is home to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. This garden was originally designed in 1953 but has since been expanded, and now includes an outdoor area for the museum’s restaurant. The MOMA garden sculptures vary greatly, including many abstract and modern art works. Many other cities also have wonderful outdoor sculpture gardens to enjoy. For those who are closer to Dallas, Texas than New York City, many fine sculptures can be seen at the Nasher Sculpture Garden, and in Minneapolis, Minnesota, you can visit the Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden.
Artists use nearly every material imaginable in garden sculptures. One artist may prefer to create metal garden sculptures, while another may create his or her garden sculptures from wood. The garden sculpture you choose should match your garden in style as well as material used. For example, you would not put a wood antique garden sculpture in an extremely formal garden setting. A garden sculpture of marble would fit in better in such a formal garden. Also consider the weather in your area when choosing your garden sculpture. If the material your sculpture is made from does not hold up well to the weather conditions in your area, it will not be a good addition to your garden. You may be able to find a similar style of sculpture in another material that will fare much better in your garden.
The most important factor to consider in choosing a garden sculpture is the feeling you want from your garden. Will your garden be a romantic setting for evening walks, or do you want it to serve as a peaceful sanctuary where you can be alone? Should your garden be a place for adults only, or will children want a place to play and discover nature and art? Whatever atmosphere you wish to create for your garden should be foremost in your mind as you shop for the perfect garden sculpture. There are many places that offer garden sculpture for sale, so you do not have to buy the first thing you see. Search until you find the perfect piece of sculpture for your garden, to add the maximum enjoyment and value possible to your garden, and therefore your home.