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Terms to Know About Statuary
Statuary is the use of sculptures and statues as ornaments. People enjoy using statuary, fountains and more as lawn ornaments. Décor such as bird baths attracts wildlife while other pieces have religious significance or simply just are aesthetic. Here are some terms to know about statuary.
Statuary – Statuary itself is not a well-known word but it describes many things to do with the art of sculpting and decorating a yard or other space with sculptures. Many outdoor stores have a statuary section complete with garden ornaments and more. Statuary are made from metal, concrete and more.
Marble – Marble is a natural rock of recrystallized carbonate minerals used for sculpting because it’s strong, durable and survives outdoors.
Gargoyles – Gargoyles are sculptures designed with spouts that acted as gutters removing rain water from rooftops but are more popularly recognized as monster-like sculptures that adorn 18th and 19th century churches.
Urns – Urns are often found at statuary stores and are vessels that hold drinks, ashes of a deceased loved one or are used only as an ornament. Urns are often made of concrete or metal.
Greco-Deco – Greco deco is an art style that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s that features Greek and Roman traditional styles within sculptures and other art pieces.
Recirculating System – A recirculating system is the process by which fountains pump water through the bottom of the fountain up and out the spout of the fountain. Fountains often require electricity to recirculate water while others depend on gravity and physics.
Relief – Relief is a specific style of sculpting in which the sculpture appears to rise off a background piece of material or wall. Relief sculptures are the world feature bronze battle scenes, religious scenes and more.
Statuary can be something to add to your garden, greenhouse, park, or terrace to give it a little something extra to its overall look. Figuring out which fountain, gargoyle, concrete statue, or sculpture you want to add may take time and require you to visit multiple stores to truly see what is available to you. Cast iron, marble, clay, plaster, and concrete are all available choices. Religious, equestrian, and monument options come in various sizes and styles so you can customize the look of your yard, conservatory, or memorial. If you have a budget on the price to spend you will want to shop around before making a decision because you will find that some stores will have sales going on while you're looking that can save you a good amount of money. An art gallery can have marble bust statues on display, which can give you an idea on what you want. Figuring out what type goes in your lawn, whether it's a bronze sculpture, religious statuary, or a garden fountain, look to see which has the best quality before buying. Find reviews online or from people you know to see what type of gargoyle or sculpture has been enjoyed by others. Look at the different types of materials products are made from and make sure it will be able to hold up in harsh weather conditions. Others may require expensive repairs and maintenance in just a few years while others are much better equipped and won't need as much attention to keep them looking nice.