No yard is complete with out at least one work of marvellous metal yard art.
Even the most die hard gardening purists have been seen quietly sneaking an item or even two into their backyard. Considering the variety of artists working in this field and the selection of materials to pick from, the options are endless. Whatever your style, you will discover at least one item of metal garden art to provide year-round color and personality in your garden.
Steel is easily the most popular metal used to create metal garden decor because it’s affordable, adaptable and simple to work with. It’s utilized to create garden statues, garden stakes, garden wall art and metal garden decor like bird feeders, wind spinners and lanterns. Steel may be varnished, painted or left in its natural state to rust. Some artists actually mix rusted steel with treated metal to create pieces with a really distinctive look. For a more contemporary look, rust resistant stainless steel is used to produce impressive, architectural works.
A lot of the most innovative, enjoyable and fanciful pieces of metal yard art I’ve seen are produced from recycled metal. Recycled metal oil tanks or drums, discarded bikes or trikes, broken tools and nuts and bolts, all of these become the raw materials for the creative eco-artist. A broken rake becomes a bird and an rusted oil drum is incarnated as a happy pig.
Copper is popular for metal yard art as it is attractive, long lasting and brings classiness to virtually any garden. When left to oxidize it’ll age beautifully to a natural green patina. Alternatively it can be preserved using a clear coating to keep its bright, shiny look. Copper sculptures, garden stakes and wall art add a touch of elegance to any decor.
For a more traditional look add a bronze garden statue. Bronze sculptures have been about for thousands of years and have been built to pay tribute to fallen heroes, leaders as well as saints. Today they include more playful subjects like children and their pets. Bronze statues continue to be popular these days because they’re classic, timeless and can last for generations.
Metal garden decor can add beauty, elegance or whimsy to any garden. Whatever your style, classic, modern or simply playful, metal garden art will warm your heart on even the coldest winter day.