your Shona Sculpture
A few ideas on how to place your
sculpture in your home, office or garden/patio.
When placing your sculpture the following
should be taken into account :
Lighting your Sculpture
Preferably use natural lighting from a window or skylight. You
can also use artifical lighting from a spotlight, lamp, track
lighting or recessed lighting. Test various lighting angles to
see which shows off the natural colour or shape the best.
Shape and Size
A sculpture's lines, form, size and shape can be enhanced by the
correct placement. Ensure that the correct background complements
the colour and shape of the sculpture and the play of light and
shadow over a sculpture brings out it's natural beauty. Take into
account the size and height of the sculpture when placing the
work so that it is not too big/small for the space and can be
viewed from different angles. Most sculptures are multi-faceted
and should be able to be viewed from 360 degress. Small sculptures
should be placed at eye level, especially busts and very detailed
pieces. They also look great when grouped together in a display
to show off as a collection. Depending on height and size consider
arranging the work on the floor, on a shelf, a pedestal, table
or fireplace mantle. In high traffic areas always place your sculpture
in the safest possible location where it can be viewed but not
In the garden, placement of a sculpture next to a water feature, speciality plants, garden path or entrance to your home are all good places to have beautiful art.
In the office, we reccommend placement in the reception area for maximum exposure, entrance to a boardroom/conference room, or on a desk.
Always take into account the weight of the sculpture when placing it on a patio, fireplace mantle, shelf and table. Ensure that the support is strong enough for the sculpture.
Always think about the colour of the sculpture and your colour scheme. Do not purchase a sculpture that has a colour which will clash with your existing decor. The most versatile colours to consider are black, brown and grey. However, the other beautiful colours that stone comes in can also make an impact and leave a lasting impression.