Finally, Authentic Contemporary Statues
Here at The Garden Factory, we physically store over 60% of our inventory, but we haven’t actually tried and tested all out lines. Look, there are alot OK – over three thousand lines it’s simply too tricky (and expensive) to road-test. So we rely on the recommendations of worthy and reputable suppliers.
One product line that repeatedly pop’s up on the request list is garden statues. These are hard to come by at a price that is affordable. Many are so expensive as to make them viable for a select few, while cheaper stone models can be brittle, poorly cast or just downright ugly. And they’re expensive to send.
What about resin? But often resin looks so plasticky, doesn’t it, with a sheen that catches light like the scratched bonnet of a toy car. And resin models can be a shocker to send; they’re still brittle. Plus most are just plain horrid. Not really sculptures but a laymans interpretation of Henry Moore, with knobs on.
So when one of our suppliers approached me with some contemporary sculptures in resin, I was hesitant, to say the least. But these guys know what they’re doing so we ran with them.
Finally I caught with the sculptures at a recent trade show and was most impressed; contemporary garden statues made from amazingly realistic resin, with attractive curves and nice perspective, desoatched in foam moulded boxes
Here’s a video of Eternal Gaze. The finish is superb; exactly like stone. The light isn’t so good, but this video should give you an idea of the very effective texture that’s been acheived on this range of statues.
And they’re so good, there’s a whole new range popping out next year.
Watch this space.