Anyhow, so here I still am with no statue. I have narrowed the choices down, and I vacillate between non-naked ancient females, and more modern female forms more in the art deco vein. Cutesy is out, as are Buddhas, St. Francis's and Mary's on the half shell. Animals are out, and while I like really like the ideas of gargoyles and fairies I don't think either really fit my personality, and frankly, gargoyles just don't hang out near white picket fences. Its against their very nature. There is nothing gothic about my home, unfortunately.
Now on the naked, how do you feel about that? I consider myself the opposite of prudish, and believe many of the 'naked' works of art in this world are just wonderful, however I wonder if I got one of these goddesses with boobs showing if I would ever stop saying to myself, "hmmm, that boob is out." Something about having a life sized boob hanging out in the garden day in and day out just doesn't say "restful" to me. And heaven forbid there was ever a sub 35 year old male that had to be back there for any length of time while keeping up a normal conversation that didn't mention the fact that there were boobs loose in the garden.
I have also thought briefly about some other ornamental item, i.e. a fountain, or a large urn or a combination fountain/large urn, but these just don't seem to be doing it for me either. What I want is a statue.
Here's the latest in the slew of considerations. Any of these strike you as tasteful and workable? I am scared to death I am going to bring home some totally gaudy 100 pound albatross. Because once the deed is done I don't think you can take it back! And it won't be easy to hide either....
|Assume my version would be fully covered!|