photography to get your kid out of the house

I was having a hard time with my oldest son wanting nothing to do with anything other than video games. He is only 15 years old and I knew that if I didn't do something to encourage him to get out of the house a bit that he would spend all of his time playing those games. For his birthday, I bought him a really nice digital camera. I signed the two of us up for classes to learn how to use DSLR cameras to capture images that were works of art. This blog contains many of the tips that we learned together.

Art On Display: Things To Consider When You Get Your Sculpture Art Home


If you have just purchased a piece of sculpture art, how you display it will either draw attention to it or distract from it. Lighting, other accents in the room, colors, and where you display it can all have a negative or positive impact on your sculpture. Considering a few things when displaying your art sculpture will help to enhance its aesthetic value.

Room size matters

The size of your art sculpture will determine which room is best to display it in and being mindful of this will help you choose the best location for your piece. For instance, if you have a large art sculpture, placing it in a small room will overwhelm the room and can distract from the appearance of your art. Likewise, placing a small sculpture in a spacious room is not likely to make the piece stand out and get noticed. 

Lighting is important

For translucent art sculptures, using a light below the piece will illuminate the piece and make it stand out. However, for solid pieces lower lighting may create unsightly shadows around the art piece and distract from its beauty. Experiment with various styles of lighting to find one that illuminates your art sculpture without casting unattractive shadows over the work.

Display tabletop pieces at eye level

The angle at which you view your art sculpture is important, especially for tabletop pieces. Having to look up or down at these pieces can distort the appearance of the piece and can affect the meaning the piece conveys. Make sure tabletop pieces are easily viewable at eye level to maximize the meaning and appearance of your art.

Beware of surroundings

Not all accent pieces will complement your sculpture art well. Bold art sculptures often look best when displayed alone on a pedestal stand. When displayed near other accent pieces, use varying heights and sizes of the pieces to create good eye appeal. You should also be mindful of displaying sculptures near bright or glaring colors that may compete for attention next to your art.

Sculpture art is a refreshing change from two-dimensional pieces of art and can make a big impact on your decorating style. However, displaying three-dimensional pieces of art is quite different from displaying two-dimensional art. Making sure the lighting complements the piece and it fits well with other accents and décor in a room will help enhance the look of your sculpture art piece.


13 June 2023