October 2013


John F. Kennedy Bust

The 22nd of  November will serve as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy.  JFK served valiantly during at turbulent period in American History; the Vietnam war was coming to a head, African Americans were fighting for their civil liberties, and communism was on the rise in Eastern Asia.

Through JFK’s political aspirations, he was faced with personal tragedy as well. Jacqueline Kennedy, his wife, had a miscarriage in 1955, a stillborn in 1956, and lost a child shortly after he was born in 1963. JFK’s eldest brother was killed in action during World War II.

He faced debilitating back pain, an injury from his time served in WWII, Addison’s disease and hypothyroidism through his adult life. These conditions often caused him to be absent from political duties and impacted his diplomatic duties abroad.

Bronze John F. Kennedy Bust

Despite these trials and tribulations JFK is one of America’s most beloved Presidents. Perhaps these tribulations provided a character Americans could relate to. Furthermore, his legacy embodies youth and optimism, making his bust a valuable addition to any personal Presidential gallery or a prized gift.

We are proud to include many other John F. Kennedy and other Presidential sculptures and statuary within our gallery. To view more fine pieces head on over to our website.

If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

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Savannah’s Bird Girl

The gift of a gorgeous statue or fountain is sure to be one that is remembered for years. However, one must consider the lead time in shipping these beautiful gifts. At Statue.com, we ask for your consideration of this important service. Size, weight, fragility and care in packaging all have to be carefully considered in order to get a treasured work of art to you safely, and efficiently.

Many of our offerings come to you directly from the warehouses or statuaries, minimizing the handling and risk for damage. Our goal is to get your statue to you without damage; therefore, extra attention must be paid to packaging and shipping of statuary not ordinarily found in shipping of other goods.

Many statues and fountains are made to order and not inventoried. Please allow 3 to 6 weeks for delivery of your made to order items. Some items require longer production times, more intricate packaging, and just take longer to ship. You will be informed of any such circumstances if and when they arise. In cases where an item is “in stock”, we will normally ship within a few days.

We ask you keep this added shipping time in mind when placing an order during the holiday season. For example, the highly sought after Savannah’s Bird Girl and others in the Sylvia Shaw Judson Collection have a deadline for which they must be ordered to arrive by December 24th.

  • Deadline for orders within the Midwest, USA: December 16th
  • Deadline for orders within the East and West Coast USA: December 13th

We will keep you up-to-date on other shipping deadlines as they become available. If you have further questions regarding holiday shipping, feel free to contact us.

Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

In our gallery you will find gorgeous Buddha sculptures and statuary. Some are serious and others are sure to put a smile on your face. We would like to dedicate this blog to our favorite Buddha statues and famous Gautama Buddha quotes as well. We hope this adds a smile to your Sunday. Happy viewing!

Buddha Meditating

Meditation

“Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except your self.”

“Meditate.
Live purely. Be quiet.
Do your work with mastery.
Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds!
Shine.”

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.”

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

Buddha Laughing Hoi Toi Face Garden Sculpture

Happiness

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all”

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.”

Traveling Buddha

Journey

“If a traveler does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship with a fool.”

“It is better to travel, than to arrive”

“On life’s journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.” 

“Following the Noble Path is like entering a dark room with a light in the hand; the darkness will all be cleared away, and the room will be filled with light.”

We are proud to include many other Buddha sculptures and statuary within our gallery. To view more fine pieces head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Emilie Floge Portrait Statue

Gustav Klimt’s posthumous monetary success surpasses any other painter, even that of Picasso. With the exception of his early works, Klimt’s subjects were predominately women. Little is known about his relationship with the women for whom he painted. He never kept a diary nor did he live a public life. His friendship with Emilie Floge did not come to light until well after his death when letters were found between the two friends. It is much debated whether there was more to their friendship. However, the letters do not provide much more information beyond day to day life.

We do know from his paintings, the pair were close. The Emilie Floge Portrait Statue reproduction is from an earlier period of Klimt’s work; prior to his “Golden Phase.” Emilie Floge was a fashion designer, her creations were illustrated strikingly in Klimt’s paintings. He captured the vivid colors and elegance of her style beautifully. Whether they were friends or lovers, his affection towards Emilie Floge can be felt through his paintings.

Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss Sculpture

It is rumored Emilie Floge was the inspiration behind his most famous work “The Kiss.” There is no evidence to back this claim. Frankly, it does not matter.  The stunning artwork speaks volumes. The sculptural reproduction in Statue.com’s gallery falls under the Lovers Category for a good reason. Love and adoration oozes from this work. One can almost feel the warmth from the lovers’ embrace.

This piece was highly controversial at the time, even being sited as pornographic. Despite the controversy, the painting was quickly sold. “The Kiss” comes from Klimt’s “Golden Phase,” he painted with oil and used golden leafing to provide texture and definition. It is known that he derived inspiration of this technique from his visit to Venice. From this trip he would develop the style that would define his work.

Hope II Women Expecting Child

It is not often artists are able to achieve fame while alive, however Klimt’s fame afforded him the ability to be selective over his patrons. His methods were painstaking and required long sitting times for his subjects. Despite his fame, he led a quiet life. He had many affairs with the women who posed to be his subjects. It is said he fathered at least 14 children. It is hard to imagine he was able to avoid scandal with his extracurricular actives.

Klimt wanted his life to be seen through his work. “I have never painted a self-portrait. I am less interested in myself as a subject for a painting than I am in other people, above all women… There is nothing special about me. I am a painter who paints day after day from morning to night… Who ever wants to know something about me… ought to look carefully at my pictures.” (Whitford, Frank (1990), Klimt, Thames and Hudson)

We are proud to include many Klimt glass and sculptural reproductions within our gallery. To view more fine piece head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Nature’s Sanctuary Saint Francis Garden Statue

October 4th marked the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi. According to the Catholic Church this day marks the day of Saint Francis’ stigmata and thus celebrated as his feast day. Furthermore, Saint Francis is the Patron Saint of animals and the environment. This stems from his teaching and preaching of God’s creation of a good and beautiful earth. Saint Francis derived from scripture that man and animals are stewards of the earth and it is man’s duty to act as protector.

Many legends also paint Assisi as an animal lover as well.  In sculpture, Saint Francis is often depicted with a bird. This comes from the legend, while Saint Francis was away with fellow travelers, they came upon a place where birds filled the trees. Francis told his friends to “wait for me while I go to preach to my sisters the birds.” According to this legend no bird flew away, they surrounded Assisi, and became enthralled with his voice.

Complete Nativity Garden Statuary

In addition to legends, Saint Francis left his mark on the church by founding the Franciscan Order. Through this order, Saint Francis set up the first nativity scene during a Christmas celebration. This would be a tradition that would hold till this day. The Catholic Church’s current Pope also chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis.

Saint Franciscan sculpture and statuary make a beautiful additions to any garden, church or prayer area. To view more within our gallery head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

I was going to write this blog post about a different topic but got side tracked on the Statue.com website. What caused the diversion, you ask? This…

Frog Butler With Tray

I spend a significant amount of time on the Statue.com website and I love coming across quirky finds, such as this awesome guy. I often come across these offbeat finds and thought they deserved their own spot on the blog. The Frog Butler belongs to the Whimsical Treasures Collection. From Frog  to Parrot there are many other fantastical creatures within this collection. 

Frederic Levesque Cat Birdhouse

Frederic Levesque’s sculptures are another quirky addition to Statue.com’s gallery. Levesque had an eye for detail and added humor to his artwork. The French sculptor’s love for realism and nature transcends into his work. All of these concepts are captured in the Cat Birdhouse. It takes a brave bird to approach the piercing green eyes and deceptive welcome mat tongue of this sculpture. Have no fear, we are sure many birds will take the risk and make this a comfy home. Easily mount this piece to any tree, wall or fence for instant garden gaiety. 

Garden Smile by George Carruth

When discussing offbeat finds, George Carruth cannot go unnamed. His Garden Smiles collection are not only full of personality but zany in their own right too. The Garden Smile has evolved over the years into a signature piece of sculptor Carruth. Wonderful for displaying on walls, fences, decks, entry ways, trellises, and not only on tree trunks, but way up in trees as sort of a nature spirit peering out from the branches. While creating this sculpture Carruth captured the best of nature and mankind in a peaceful organic format. Perfect gifts to gardeners, or simply something peaceful and serene to hang indoors. Garden Smile always give it viewer a warm winking smile makes everyone feel welcomed.

To view more whimsical pieces within our gallery, head on over to our website. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen