Monumental Sculpture

Outdoor sculpture for sale

 Stainless steel Sculpture - tulip sculpture

These large metal sculptures are commissioned works. The stainless steel flowers are designed for public spaces and private gardens.

Outdoor sculpture for sale

Steel sculpture is especially suitable for public spaces. Contemporary outdoor sculpture made of high quality stainless steel (316) is vandalism proof and corrosive proof.  What I like about Stainless steel sculpture is it's play with "light". A stainless sculpture fits in in almost all environments.

Please take a look at these stainless steel sculptures. I design and execute stainless steel outdoor sculpture in different sizes and shapes. I am happy to inform you more about the art-possibilities for you or for your organization.

 


Please contact me for information regarding custom monumental sculpture

 


Outdoor and Monumental Sculpture in Steel

My works are primarily made of Stainless Steel; in my opinion the most attractive material for outdoor and monumental sculptures for both private and public spaces.

With my stainless steel monumental sculpture I react to the space and its people. Trying to capture ideas and feelings in form. Striving to create sculptures that are in sync with the given environment and its people and my emotions about it.

History of monumental sculpture

Of course monumental sculpture has its root in ancient times if you consider architecture and landscaping as a form of monumental sculpture. It was not untill the 1970′s that sculptors started to use stainless steel as a material for their sculptures. Stainless steel is particularly well suited for use in large outdoor monumental sculptures. It has a strong durability and it's able to withstand the corrosive forces of nature. In addition, many sculptors use stainless steel for its reflective properties which adds an extra visual dimension to the artwork.

 

Function and size of outdoor sculpture

Monumental sculpture combines two concepts, function, and size. We often speak of monumental sculpture when a sculpture is large. Historically the function was to impress the viewer and to express the power of a ruler or institution.

But also a small scale model can have monumental values. In contemporary art the term monumental art is used when a  rather larger overall scale is implied.

It is also used for sculpture used to create or form part of a monument of some sort. For that reason capitals and reliefs attached to buildings are included, even if small in size.

Historical functions of monuments are tomb monuments or memorials, and monuments that express the power of a ruler or community. Modern contemporary monumental sculpture often is commissioned as public art at outdoor sites.

Great examples

Famous contemporary sculptors well known for their oudoor sculpture

 

cloud gate - Anish Kapoor

Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA is an example of a monumental sculpture that is made of high polished stainless steel. Made from 316L stainless steel plate, the sculpture is one of the world’s largest stainless steel sculptures. It is made of sheet metal and contains more than 2,500 lineal feet of seam welds. Still no seams are visible!

Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons , Richard Serra, Kiki Smith, Rachel Whiteread, Marc Quinn, Tara Donovan, Lynda Benglis, Antony Gormley, Damián Ortega, Christo