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Life-size bronze statues aren’t the most common garden feature—that’s why you want one. Putting a bronze statue in your garden sets it apart from the ordinary yard.
Bronze sculptures can add whimsy or elegance to your garden and make an impression on visitors.
Read below to learn more about why you should invest in these garden statues.
1. Make a Big Impression
No matter what the art pieces represent, all life size statues elicit the same basic reaction, and it’s a good one:
The moment anyone sees a life-size bronze statue in your garden, their eyes will widen and their jaws will drop. That’s no exaggeration!
People expect to see art like that in museums and at government memorials, not in your home garden or that of your business or organization. Learning that someone they know owns one will impress your visitors.
When placed in your home garden, life size statues boost the impression your house makes on guests. One of these sculptures makes a small house feel like a mansion and makes a mansion feel like a royal palace.
2. Immortalize Important Figures
If you want to honor a family member, business figure, or another notable person, there’s no better way than a life-size bronze statue. You could commission a statue of a close family member or an ancestor in the same way that universities commission sculptures of their presidents. A statue of a grandparent under their favorite tree, for example, ensures people enjoying the shade remember them long after they pass.
People looking to delight their kids or grandchildren with their garden decorations could choose a more whimsical approach by brringing figures from children’s stories to life. Bronze statues last for centuries, so children in your family will enjoy them for generations to come.
3. Characterize Your Property
Another reason to buy a bronze statue is to help characterize your property. Proud, patriotic flag-wavers reflect their feelings with majestic bald eagle statues, while life-size statues of children highlight family homes. Figures from mythology give gardens a worldly, magical quality, while religious icons bring a sense of the spiritual.
You can also use bronze statues to emphasize your garden’s status as a natural paradise. Animal statues surrounding water features and hidden among plants bring gardens to life even in the dead of winter.
4. Bring an Air of Distinction
Basic ceramic gnomes and concrete frogs are charming, but they’re out of place in high-class gardens. That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with them, but the reality is that they don’t tend to look sophisticated. At the very least, those cutesy garden statues can’t carry the distinction by themselves.
If you want your garden to reflect a high-society attitude and distinguished tastes, bronze statues are the way to go.
5. Keep Things Proportional
There are also practical reasons to introduce life-size statues into your garden. If you have a large garden or a garden overlooked by a massive home, small sculptures look out of place.
Buying life size sculptures fills space in a way that keeps everything proportional and pleases the eye. Large plants look better next to large sculptures. Putting a large, bronze sculpture in your garden makes it easier to achieve success with scale and proportion in the landscape.
6. Cherish Time in the Garden
Many of the top reasons to put bronze statues in your garden are aesthetic or have to do with the statements the artworks make. You may be surprised to learn that they can also have a positive effect on your mental health.
Positioning a life-size bronze statue in your garden is sure to help you appreciate the space more. You’ll want to make the garden nicer to show off the statue, and you’ll want to spend more time outside to enjoy it. At the end of the day, your garden will help clear your mind and cheer you up.
Life size bronze sculptures have a more profound effect on some who use them to reflect their spiritual beliefs. Casting holy figures in bronze and installing them in your garden creates a place to meditate on your religion or spirituality.
The religious use of bronze statues isn’t about happiness, per se, though it does bring joy to many. If you’re a spiritual person, it’ll renew your appreciation for your garden and the time you spend there whether it makes you happy, or not.
7. Nurture Your Artistic Sensibilities
While adding a bronze statue makes you look worldly, cultured, and distinguished, the impact goes far past that. If you spend enough time with your bronze sculpture after purchasing it, it helps realize the image it gives you.
As you sit with and examine the statue, you’ll take its features in over and over again. Through this process, you’ll come to understand what makes the sculpture special.
Not everyone who invests in a bronze statue is an art expert, but spending time with one is a good way to start appreciating art more. A sculpture’s tiny details might not seem significant when you bring it to your property, but you’ll learn to appreciate them over time.
We at Bronzeman have the experience and skill to help you impress. Browse our site for ideas about what kind of statue will best enhance your property. Don’t hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions or want a quote.