How to use art objects in your garden

Martin Wade Toronto landscape architect and garden designer Logie Cassells in Chester, Nova Scotia region, are specialists in the use of art objects in the garden. Garden “Filter”, presented by Wade Festival Flora International held in Montreal, is oo true piece of art and garden Chic’s Cassells, presented it as a member of the region Nova Scotia exhibition floral Chelsea Flower won Bronze.

Lovers of this kind of gardening, Cassells and Wade share their ideas about using objects of art in the garden.

Here are some of their tips:
1. Personal style
“Choose objects that have a  personal meaning,” says Wade. “The art objects of the garden don’t need to be necessarily sculptures; They can be represented by a found object or a less formal object.”
2. The perfect combination
“After conception now regarded as obsolete, according to which the pork or beef must be accompanied by a red wine and the fish or chicken by a white wine,” says Wade, “all such barriers can be (thankfully) downed by association of objects art and garden style “. There is no reason not to place a classical work of art in a modern garden. “However, ask yourself if the art object will match the garden. You can not associate a strong wine like Cabernet Sauvignon, with a delicate fish appetizer – would cover the taste of aperitif “.
3. Adaptation to the budget
Cassells encourages those who prefer to build their own garden to use the inspiration of Japanese garden style, for example, creating an inexpensive stone sculpture. In their own garden, Cassels delight his eyes with simple bands but colorful of some Tibetan prayer flags.
4. The visibility of the spot
“Consider the visibility you will have for the object of art,” says Wade. Consider whether the art object will be visible throughout the year or will be hidden in a secret garden. It will be visible only from one side or more sides? Will it be put on a pedestal?
Before you buy an expensive item such as an Italian jar for example, Cassells advises you to experiment with something less expensive to check proportionality report and determine where the best area to place it, is.
5. Keeping proportions
Wade points out that the size of a sculpture should be proportionate to the environment. “Do not choose a work of art to overwhelm the space, only if that is the goal you’ve proposed. At the same time avoid choosing something that is too small, it will seem lost. ”
Cassells gives us a disproportion typical example: “Often, I see a sphere the size of a golf ball on top of tall poles stone or brick 2.5 m – are out of proportion”.
6. Journey garden
“Somebody said that a garden is like a journey to a set destination,” says thoughtfully Cassells. Small pieces carved, such as a bath basin for birds located near an alley, can guide you on the journey. “Use sculptures, or a bank to shrink up to visitors, inviting them to stop in certain places in the way.”
7. Simplicity
Do not exaggerate. A garden filled with plants that catch the eye and bold colors, is not necessarily the best area to place a great work of art, says Wade. “Think of how the art galleries and museums place the objects; background is less important than the work itself.”
8. The magic of art in the garden
“There is something charming in the changing nature of art objects in the garden,” says Wade. “Copper forms a delicate greenish patina on its surface, forming iron rusts warm orange-brown shades and wood becomes silver in time”.
“We do not appreciate enough beauty” complains Cassells. “Monet said of his garden that is his most great work art – so we should all strive to do a work of art in our gardens.”

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