Bronze Garden Sculptures -
An Artistic Touch
To Garden Decor
Bronze garden sculptures are wonderful
additions to any garden, yard or patio. It's fun and easy to set your
"theme" for lawn and garden decor with bronze landscape statues. Make
it classical or whimsical, antique or contemporary, formal or folksy!
Bronze garden statuary can be found in a grand
array of designs and uses. Bronze
garden sculptures often double as outdoor garden fountains, in the
form of people, animals, sea-life, and mythical figures. You can choose from
free standing garden fountains or wall fountains to suit your individual taste.
Get Creative With BronzeIt's easy to be creative with such an amazing
choice of garden sculptures. The themes of bronze art can range from children
playing on a swing or sitting on a bench, to magnificent lions guarding the
entrance to an estate.
For instance, you might try decorating your
garden with bronze statues of angels and saints. Animal sculpture blends in
wonderfully with gardens... such as deer, rabbits, geese and ducks, or perhaps a
frolicking horse prancing near your garden!
Life-size sports figures have become an
increasingly popular form of bronze garden sculptures... it's fun to see a
life-like golfer in mid-swing in a secluded part of your lawn, or a child
playing soccer near your patio.
Value of Bronze Garden Sculptures
Decorating with bronze garden statuary is a
great investment due to its natural toughness and resistance to rust. Extreme
temperatures will not affect bronze sculptures - in fact, bronze weathers quite
well and takes on a well-worn attractiveness with age.
Skilled artisans are to be credited for the
true craft of creating bronze garden statuary. These artists use the "lost
wax" method of bronze casting, a very labor intensive, ancient practice
that is still used today. The coloration of bronze artwork is applied by hand by
garden statuary can be small or life-sized, of any subject. Prices
will range from quite affordable to very expensive works of art.
Smaller, mass-produced bronze garden sculptures can be priced as low
as $25 to $50, while larger, hand-crafted bronze landscape statues
might start around $2000. These sculptures would surely be considered
Bronze is a copper alloy and in the United
States the minimum standard for bronze is 90% copper content. In fact, copper
garden art is yet another wonderful form of lawn and garden decor.
As with any
artistic purchase, consider the quality of materials and workmanship. In the
end, owning high quality bronze garden sculptures will ensure your family will
enjoy fine heirlooms for many generations to come.