Design & Decorating
Adding sculpture is a stunning way to reshape a room. Design expert Lisa Goodman shares her thoughts about how to display three distinctly different pieces.
Terra Cotta Relief
"This small terra cotta relief wall sculpture has unique dimensional surfaces, colors and surface finishes. By design, its placement on the wall has been pre-determined by the artist. Therefore, lighting from above, directed towards the wall, would best present this sculptural form. Consider track lighting or recessed lighting that can swivel and tilt, which provides flexibility and directs light towards the wall."
“This cast bronze sculpture is a strong form. A black granite mount complements its deep, rich color. Select lighting, directed from above, that accentuates the shadows on the smooth, undulating surfaces. The form commands attention, and given its strength, it could stand alone on a pedestal.”
"This blown glass sculpture collection presents beautiful natural forms using a fragile medium. Select lighting that best reveals the soft, warm colors and translucency of the glass. These forms may be lit from above, allowing light to travel through the glass. They may be placed on a shelf, mantle, or a plate for additional visual interest. They may also be lit from below, if placed on a shelf designed with a light box that directs cool, soft light from underneath the forms."