Please click on the link below for our rich Information Center about Statues; they come in all sizes and materials from bronze statues to marble statues. They can be placed in cemeteries or home gardens, we had them installed in many public locations before as well. We have tips and many other guiding tools for you on how to order, handle and install them.
Statues are a common part of memorial displays in cemeteries, and even at private buildings and residences, across America. They are available in three, long-lasting materials, each with its own traditions and useful attributes.
Bronze and marble statues are probably the most common types of statues used today for memorial purposes. Both materials are entirely weather resistant -- in fact, like a fine bottle of wine, they grow more beautiful and more valuable as they age -- and will last for centuries. And both materials are versatile enough to accommodate just about any design. Bronze statues can be molded into just about any shape by using the famous “lost wax” technique, in which the liquid bronze is poured into a wax mold, allowed to harden and then heated again just enough for the wax to melt away. Marble statues, meanwhile, are carved and chiseled into any sort of design the imagination can create. Modern technology has made it easy and affordable to create exact replicas of original designs of marble statues and bronze wax cast molds alike.
A third type of statue that is gaining in popularity is fiberglass. These types of statues have the long-lasting durability of bronze and marble, but they have one feature that the others do not: the ability to retain color. It is true that bronze and marble statues can be painted or dyed to hold the look of some color other than their natural hue. But those paints and dies cannot be permanent. They will fade over time, and that is why many artists who work with these materials will simply refuse to even attempt to colorize their works. From a historical perspective, the natural color of bronze and marble has worked for centuries, so, ideally, it is almost a sacrilege to even attempt to add paint or dye to a bronze or marble work. (It is done, however, but it’s not yet a routine practice.) The modern contribution to the world of statues, however, is fiberglass. And like many other inventions of the modern world (from television to photographs) it allows for living color. Fiberglass can be manufactured in a variety of permanent colors, and these will not fade or go away over time. The result is that many famous, classic marble or bronze patterns can now be replicated in living color in much the same way that classic black and white films and television shows can now be “colorized.” Just as with TV and movies, however, colorization is not a favorite practice among traditionalists who appreciate the idea of classic art maintaining its forever classic look. But, nevertheless, the option to add full color to statues is now available, and that option is in use in a wide variety of memorial displays of all types across the globe.
One of the surprising things that many customers discover about memorial statues is just how moderately priced and easy to install they are. Statues, like all types of memorial products, can be purchased for a wide variety of prices, based mostly on the size. Smaller statues of less than 2 feet are the most affordable, of course, and many families make excellent use of them as a residential memorial or as an enhancement to a cemetery plot. Larger and taller statues are also available, of course. Installation of a statue is best conducted by someone who has experience with such work, but it is usually not an expensive or overly complicated procedure. Most cemeteries will have experienced installers on their staff who can do that work for you, and, if you are intending to install a statue in someplace other than a cemetery, most any construction or landscape contractor can perform that work easily and economically. Many customers who lack installation experience have even successfully installed statues themselves, be that approach is certainly not recommended for the larger statues.
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