Posted on: April 17, 2022
There’s a certain mystical energy and magical charm that comes to exist when decorating the outdoors with sculptures, modern art, and statues.
Not only do they embody mesmerizing beauty, but they can also effortlessly turn the exterior environment into a wonderful sanctuary ideal for meditation, relaxation, and spending quality time.
In the same breath, grandeur outdoor marble sculptures can add an element of sophistication and splendor.
However, just like awkward furniture positioning indoors, sculptural pieces that don’t quite fit just right or complement the surrounding landscape can turn your exterior space into a cramped, messy, and even tacky environment.
Below, we share important elements to take into consideration when planning a piece of sculpture that reflects your taste and confers extra dimension and depth to your outdoor space.
Placement Is Everything
How your new sculptural piece interacts with the existing landscape can make or break your entire exterior design.
To get it right from the get-go, it’s important to be creative in the composition of the garden section that hosts your sculpture.
Make sure your outdoor marble sculpture follows a clean geometric contour and makes use of natural elements such as natural light, water, landform, and foliage when positioning it. These features can help to soften the sculptures’ rough edges.
It’s pretty pointless to put garden sculptures and statues on exhibit if they can’t be seen.
So, attempt to place them in relation to the view you have out the window or the area that visitors see when passing by or using outdoor living space.
Place the sculpture conspicuously if you want it to take center stage and be the focal point of your exterior design, such as in the heart of a floral arrangement or flower bed.
Although large sculptures are fantastic for establishing a strong focal point or making a bold statement, grouping smaller pieces can have the same impact.
To get the best results, the size of your piece should be in tune with the size of your garden so as not to overwhelm or look insignificant.
Outdoor marble sculptures can also be that one piece needed to break up the monotony of the landscape design by placing them alongside pathways.
You can also use a marble piece to draw attention to a curve or a more secluded corner of the garden with a sitting spot that welcomes you to slow down, relax and enjoy its serenity.
Additionally, some of our clients use sculptures to accentuate their front entrance and set the tone for what to expect as you come in or begin to explore the garden setting—oftentimes leaving a memorable impression.
Ponds and swimming pools beautifully complement statues and modern art, and the reflection in the water further heightens the sculptures’ visual presence.
For instance, arranging some marble animal statues on the pool surround gives the entire area a sense of dynamic appeal.
Scale, Style, and Subject Matter
Your search for the ideal sculpture for the exterior environment begins with the amount of space you have available.
When deciding on the scale, this is frequently where things go wrong: selecting a huge piece that just doesn’t sit right in a compact outdoor area or opting for something on the smaller scale that gets lost in a large garden.
Large marble pieces, as well as groupings of outdoor sculptures, work well if you want to make a dramatic statement and have a large area for display.
It is also worth noting that a sculpture doesn’t have to be too large and overbearing to evoke strong emotions and make a huge visual impact. It’s all about the essence and meaning that it holds.
In terms of style, the sculpture must complement the architecture of your house or company building.
For example, pedestal-mounted statues emulating historic Greek or Roman forms exude beauty and elegance that’s perfectly suited for both monumental structures and traditional residences.
Similarly, if you have a modern architectural structure, some fantastic contemporary sculptures artfully add a sense of elation to such a building.
Furthermore, the topic of subject matter relies on personal preference and demands time to be explored, potentially with the help of an expert.
A genuine and intrinsic reaction to a sculptural idea holds great significance, but a sensible decision is also based on practical consideration.
Subject matter may also be based on the overall atmosphere you intend to create.
For instance, one may opt for sculptures of human figures and animal statues that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings to achieve a realistic look.
Religious characters such as a marble buddha statue can lend a sense of serenity and peace that’s ideal for creating an escape from daily weariness.
Abstract art highlighting simple lines or intricate shapes can add an invigorating touch needed to create a lively outdoor setting.
Whatever vision you have in mind, Marblising stone experts can enlighten you about all aspects involved before you invest in a new sculpture for your residential or commercial project.
Consider Long-Lasting Material
Various types of materials used in sculpting play an important role in establishing the look and feel of the artwork produced—all offering varying levels of durability.
Rust and corrosion resistance, as well as resistance to weather conditions, have a substantial impact on longevity.
Wood, for example, isn’t always ideal since it is less resilient when exposed to water and sand.
Marble, bronze, and stainless steel, on the contrary, are some of the most durable materials available. Sculpting can be challenging,complex, time-consuming, and expensive.
For this reason, you don’t want to invest in something less durable that will only endure a year or two. Without a doubt, sculptural pieces built of high-quality material will last a lifetime.
Marbles’ translucency, durability, and softness that allows for detailed work has made it an excellent choice for all our sculptures, fountains, and statues.
Our pieces are weather-resistant, making them perfect for outdoor installation.
Good Lighting Scheme Goes a Long Way
Good lighting can greatly lift outdoor marble sculptures to a higher level!
When properly placed to spotlight a work of art, the illumination attracts attention and brings focus to the striking beauty of your sculptural piece.
We recommend using a series of lights with excellent color rendering and precise optics to not only highlight your marble piece but also the greenery or architectural features around it.
Strategic light placement, whether in a residential garden or an exhibit in a public park, provides a harmonious balance between the subject and its grounds.
Marblising: We Collaborate with You to Create Your Sculptural Piece
At Marblising, we collaborate with you to bring your vision to life and create a masterpiece that will be the focal of your exterior environment.
Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece to add oomph to the great outdoors or several statues to showcase in frames or niches, our expert team has the expertise to create one-of-a-kind work of art that’s sure to last a lifetime.