There is something about garden sculptures that draws the eye to study them.
With garden sculptures, good or bad, a sculpture set in a garden, invites the viewer to study and evaluate it.
A sculpture is one step up from a pot plant. A beautiful potted plant, no matter how well placed and interesting, still takes second place to a sculpture. Most sculpture ask to be touched, stroked, poked or even have arms wrapped around them.
There are endless choices you can have for your garden. A mystical nymph-like statue will bring magic amongst the trees. A modernistic creation will enhance spiky, desert-like gardens. A dragon perhaps for a lush, tropical garden?
The choice is yours, but somehow when designing your garden, try and incorporate a bit of whimsy, or gasps of delight with a your personal piece of sculpture… or a series of sculptures. It’s worth your while to browse through photos of public and private gardens that feature sculptures, works of art, statues and the like.
Try and visit as many gardens as possible to see how designs incorporating various extras such as sculptures make the difference between a beautiful landscape or a landscape that draws you in and makes you linger and think. The wonderful thing about having a sculpture or several in your garden is that it is so subjective. It is a reflection of your artistic taste… it’s what you personally perceive to be just right.
The video shows the renovated Minneapolis Sculpture Garden which opens to the public on June 3 2017.There are 18 artworks among the landmark gardens on the 19-acre campus.