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Sculpting is a branch of the visual arts in which an artist conveys an idea or image in three dimensions. Whether the statue created is hand carved from marble, cast from bronze, or molded from fiberglass, the pieces that are created have an otherworldly effect, pulling the eye of the observer to every detail in a way that everyone’s eye understands. Through the ages, as mankind worked to perfect the skill of creating these elaborate works, which is still an ongoing battle, and audiences to these creations have been drawn to, amazed, and in some cases appalled at the pieces brought forth. But, the main point of any work of art is to convey a message to the observer, a message that the observer themselves is to decipher; to entice the mind and even move the soul. Although many sculptures seen today are not master works, they still have the same effect of drawing the observer near, breaking them away from their thoughts, however briefly, to admire a work of art.
With that said, it is understandable how statues can make for elegant, long-lasting memorials that can be enjoyed for ages, even by those who may not be familiar with the deceased. Many families find comfort in knowing that an angelic sentinel will forever stand guard over the final resting place of their dearly departed. These elegant sculptures, however, are not necessarily reserved for memorializing the deceased. Perhaps, the likeness of a saint looks over the courtyard of a church, ensuring heavenly protection not only for those that enter, but anyone who passes by. Some customers have installed statues in favorite garden spots or at the entrances to special buildings, and even in front of their homes. No matter what the purpose, there is no doubt that statues bring heavenly images, beautiful figures and breathtaking scenes of nature to life in a way that paintings, and even photography, cannot.
Our most popular sellers are made of three different, long-lasting materials: marble, bronze and fiberglass. All three of the materials enable sculptures to depict age old religious scenes and symbols, with great beauty and grace. Images of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, Michelangelo’s Pieta, and the Crucifixion are all common on every type of material available. Angelic sculptures, whether in relief or free standing, are also very popular and are readily available in a variety of styles in the selection we offer. Marble statues are all made by Italian artists of very sturdy bonded marble, and bronze statues are constructed using the famous lost wax bronze casting method handed down through the centuries. Fiberglass statues are a relatively new concept, and their most enduring trait is the ability to capture rich colors permanently, in a way that few other materials can. Granite statues offer a substantial piece made of pure, natural granite, but have none the less detail than the molded pieces. These elegant works of art are crafted in the age old way of hand sculpting a sculpture from a solid piece of stone. New editions in the form of polystone angelic statues have also been added, but are more popular for those wishing to add an elegant accent to an existing home garden.
Adding a beautiful cemetery statue or angel statue to an existing monument will help create an unforgettable remembrance, especially when the statue reflects the nature of the person it memorializes. Alternatively, adding a statue to a display, whether commercial or at the home, can create beautiful, calming and even inspirational atmosphere. With the wide variety of designs, both classic and modern, available here on Memorials.com, there is sure to be a perfect piece for anyone.
"Obviously the death of our daughter came as a surprise. I was able to find an urn that didn't look like one and it was beautiful and specific to our baby girl. The woman I spoke with was very understanding and was able to get it to us within two days… right before the funeral."
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