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How to use sculp­ture in the gar­den

Cre­ated by renowned bird sculp­tor Di­et­mar Wien­ing, this work, Blueskies, was placed so it could be viewed from the din­ing room and give the im­pres­sion of geese land­ing in the pond. The wa­ter fea­ture is on a slope so the back­ground of tall trees adds to the il­lu­sion. “I didn’t use any plants in the wa­ter be­cause it was too small and I felt that they’d de­tract from the sculp­ture,” ex­plains land­scape ar­chi­tect Arthur Men­nigke. “This is a com­mon mis­take. Try not to crowd the sur­round­ing space; let the piece speak for it­self.”

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