SCULPTURE IN MODERN GARDENS.
The right sculpture in the right place can really lift a garden space. Art is often associated with public sites so in a private garden personal taste and approach can instil surprise, character and wholesomeness. Sometimes a client already owns a piece of sculpture and asks me to integrate it into the overall design. Some spaces naturally lend themselves to displaying art so I introduce the owner to a piece or an artist I know. Every now and again a sculpture gets specifically commissioned to be part of a project, which is an exciting prospect indeed. Whether abstract or figurative, sculpture often makes a strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces; not only with familiar materials but also with the intimate storytelling behind a piece.
1. Copper 2. Portland stone 3. Bronze 4. Terracotta 5. Limestone 6. Steel 7. Stone 8. Serpentine stone 9. Opal stone 10. Clay 11. Wood