Your Outdoor Living Area: An Ideal Place for a Fountain

The inclusion of a wall fountain or an outdoor garden fountain is a great way to embellish your yard or garden design. Many contemporary designers and artisans have been inspired by historical fountains and water features. As such, the impact of integrating one of these to your interior decor binds it to past times. The benefit of having a garden fountain goes beyond its beauty as it also attracts birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. Flying, bothersome insects, for instance, are scared away by the birds congregating around the fountain or birdbath.

Wall fountains are a good option if your yard is small because they do not require much space as compared to a spouting or cascading fountain. There are two types of fountains to choose from including the freestanding version with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained version which is hung directly on a wall.Outdoor Living Area: Ideal Place Fountain 076390034910305.jpg A water feature can be added to an existing wall if you include some type of fountain mask as well as a basin to collect the water below. It is best not to undertake this job on your own as skilled plumbers and masons are best suited to do this kind of work.Attributes Garden Sculpture Archaic Greece 2479072229404673.jpg

Attributes of Garden Sculpture in Archaic Greece

Archaic Greeks were well known for creating the first freestanding statuary; up till then, most carvings were formed out of walls and pillars as reliefs. Most of the freestanding statues were of youthful, winsome male or female (kore) Greeks and are termed kouros figures. Thought of by Greeks to characterize splendour, the kouroi were shaped into rigid, forward facing poses with one foot outstretched, and the male statues were always nude, brawny, and athletic. Life-sized versions of the kouroi appeared beginning in 650 BC. The Archaic period was an awesome point of transformation for the Greeks as they extended into new forms of government, formed unique expressions of art, and gained knowledge of the people and cultures outside of Greece. Still, these conflicts did little to hinder the progression of the Greek civilization.