How we decorate our homes, reflects our taste in art. Of course, you have to be excessively fiscally-endowed to be able to own a Picasso or Van Gogh and prints don’t make for as striking an impression. Art is a vital part of home and outside decor, to break the dreariness and monotony of bare spaces, be they walls or the room – having a stone sculpture properly exhibited and appropriately lit, speaks volumes about its owners taste in art and gives a unique feel and character to the area where it is placed.
Stone sculptures have great physical presence and look much pricier than what they actually cost. Stone sculptures are available in all sizes and it is easy to find one that meets your budget. A good stone sculpture will cost far less than a medium sized painting and will add far more beauty to the home than a painting, which are more commonplace and do not immediately attract attention. Stone sculpture normally ranges in prices from extremely low to the more expensive ones. You can actually get a stone sculpture for as less as $200 dollars. Even though making a stone sculpture is a time consuming process, chipping away stone is far more difficult than putting paint on canvas, the beauty of the stone sculpture lies in its natural beauty. Stones are beautiful and no two stones are alike. They are a natural formation and have their own individual patterns and color. Furthermore, they could be thousands of years old, making it feel like you are brining a piece of civilization into your home.
Stone sculpture has the added advantage of being three-dimensional and it is perhaps one of the oldest art forms known to mankind. It is an art activity that is older than civilization itself and thousands of statues have been unearthed in excavations that give credence to this truth. Earlier the only tools that were used were a chisel and a hammer, whereas now sculptors have the luxury of using modern implements like pneumatic hammers, drills and similar devices, but for the finer portions, chisels and hammers are still used.
Stone sculptures are ideal, for both your interiors and exteriors. When putting them in your garden, put them on a tree stump, or on specially constructed pedestal in locations of your choice. Of course, when you put them outside, unless they are really heavy, make sure that they are secure and safe from thieves, who know that they will fetch a good price in the market. Outside sculptures do not require lighting, but interior sculptures most certainly do – good lighting enhances the appearance of the piece and gives it a vivid and remarkable look that catches the eye faster.
With stone sculptures you are actually living with art and your sculpture could actually appreciate in value over time. Who knows that your stone sculpture could one day be recognized for its worth and value just as the four most well known sculptures known to mankind, Venus of Willendorf, the Giant Buddha and the greatest of them all Michelangelo’s Pieta, where Jesus is lying on the lap of his mother Mary and the statue of David, made by the Renaissance great, perhaps the greatest stone sculpture artist ever, 500 hundred years ago.