Generally, visitors to this site are interested in finding something new and exciting for the garden or landscape. Many of us are weary of the tired offerings often found at the local establishments. You probably are, also,. Who knows, this just may be your lucky day.
The work on this site, is a new form of garden art in the alpine tradition, created by Bob Keegan of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.. His work offers you a fresh decor that will add a magical distinction to your own special sanctuary. Historically, this art form originated in the alpine regions of Europe. There, in the late spring, the shepards drove their flocks high into the mountains for summer pasture. During these lonely vigils, they busied themselves carving faces in avalanche wood that they imagined they saw in the craggy mountain sides. Over time, these faces were handed down from father to son, generation after generation, to become concrete memories of hundreds of years of summer fantasies.
This art is more appealing to those strong of conviction, confident in decision, adventuresome, and blessed with a sense of romance.This is critical for aquirering sculpture is often an act of courage... it reveals one's inner self. It's not so much that you like it...but rather... that you need it.
So...if you are seeking something exciting for your garden,I promise you that the sculpture on this site will create a fascinating focal point that will elevate your garden out of the ordinary, providing an aura of uniqueness.. Come on in and take a look, it just may be what you have in mind. Remember,however, you will be experiencing original art, signed by the artist, not reproductions. Considering the high cost often associated with sculpture this work is modest, indeed. Alpine garden sculpture, a real find!
That's a good question. You certainly want your piece to not only be beautiful but also to have a long life. In addition, it would be nice if the medium were of reasonable weight so one could move a piece around without renting a forklift. Igneous rock is the answer to this....but not all igneous rock...or lava,the word most of us know it by. Much lava is diamond hard and heavy but the lava used to create this work is somewhat porous, and cellular in construction, a feature which makes it about fifty percent lighter than rock. Importantly, because it is porous, it does not retain water. Why is this so important...it means one can leave the work outdoors in all kinds of weather and the work will not be adversely effected. If rock has a crack in it, however, water will collect and remain there and, during winter, that water freezes, pushes the rock apart and, eventually, breaks it.The same results can be expected for concrete garden decor. Some of my private work has been out in Pennsylvania weather now for over twenty years without being harmed. The piece you select will be with you far into the future.