January 2014


 Marble / Alabaster Little Girl Statue Restoration

Marble / Alabaster Little Girl Statue Restoration

Statue.com fans, do you remember when we restored this statue a year and a half ago? It was one of our most rewarding projects.

Have a statue or fountain needing to be restored? We would love to help!Head on over to our website for more information.

You can 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.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

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

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

Christ The Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro Photo Credit: Huffington Post

The impressive photo showcases the lightening storm that danced around the Christ the Redeemer State in Rio de Janeiro on January 18th, 2014. The statue was struck at least twice damaging Christ’s head and hand and repairs are already underway.

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

Christ the Redeemer Designer Resin Statue

The massive Christ the Redeemer measuring 125 feet tall and 92 feet wide sits atop a mountain  Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park. It is the largest Art Deco statue in the world.

The statue is composed of reinforced concrete and soapstone.  It was erected in 1931  and funded by the Catholic Circle of Rio.

The statue has been restored several times over the years. The church that manages Christ the Redeemer owns stock of the same soapstone it was constructed with to make repairs, such as lightening strikes.

Our gallery includes many religious statues and replicas. Be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. 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.

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

Waving Savannah Girl Sculpture

Waving Savannah Girl Sculpture Designer Resin Finish

The Waving Savannah Girl is one of Savannah, Georgia’s best loved tales. Legend has it, Florence Martus fell in love with a handsome young sailor from a distant port (some say Greece or Italy) who asked her to marry him upon his return to Savannah, then sailed off in to the horizon.

She never saw him again, but took up the practice of waving her long apron during the day and lantern by night to greet each ship which entered Savannah’s harbor. This went on for 44 years!

A statue dedicated to The Waving Savannah Girl is located at the eastern end of River Street, overlooking the Savannah River. The statue was sclupted by renowned sculptor Felix De Weldon and depicts Florence waving her apron  with her beloved loyal collie standing by.

Savannah, Georgia is rich with art and we are proud to carry part of their rich heritage in our gallery.  Be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. 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.

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

 

Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble

Cupid and Psyche Bonded Marble

Antonio Canova sculpted the masterpiece Psyche Revived by Cupid after the myth taken from  Lucius Apuleius’ Latin novel Metamorphoses. Towards the end of the myth Cupid wakes Psyche from a deep sleep. The deep slumber is caused by Psyche peering into a box Venus had warned against. From there the lovers go on the marry and the myth ends happily ever after.

Canova embodies passion of the newly awoken Psyche in his work. As she reaches towards Cupid, he tenderly supports her head and breast, inches away from a passionate kiss.

Antonio Canova’s fine sculpted marble contrasts their silky smooth skin with the loosely draped sheet on the Psyche’s lower body and Cupid’s wings. All of the elements provide for a very realistic interpretation, bringing the subjects to life.

Cupid and Psyche by Canova

Cupid and Psyche by Canova

The first composition of Cupid and Psyche resides in the Louvre Museum, Paris. The second is located in the  Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. A cast made of the sculpture can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Of course, in our gallery you will find reproductions of different sizes and compositions. 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

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

Thomas Jefferson Bust

 President Thomas Jefferson Bust

Yesterday marked the 224th anniversary of the first State of the Union address. The Constitution of the United States does not detail the means for which the Union must be addressed.

In fact nine years later, dear President Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to congress instead of giving an oration. He felt giving an address was too monarchical. After all one must consider the war that was just fought and the attitudes at the time.

In 1913, President Woodrow  Wilson revived the move to deliver the address before Congress. It was controversial at the time and many presidents after opted to send a letter since.

President Jimmy Carter was the last to send a letter to Congress. With the rise of television, late 20th and 21st century presidents have opted to deliver before Congress through speech.

President Barack Obama Bust

President Barack Obama Bust

On January 28th, 2014, President Barrack Obama is set to deliver this year’s State of the Union Address. This is a 224 year tradition you won’t want to miss.

Our fine gallery contains a plethora of Presidential and Historical Famous American Busts . 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

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

George Washington Bust

George Washington Bust

On this date in 1790, George Washington delivered the first State of the Union Address in New York City, the provisional US capitol at the time. Nine years later a president would discontinue this practice of traditional oration and instead send a letter to congress.

Do you know which president was responsible for this switch? He had an interesting motive too. You won’t want to miss the answer to this burning question in our blog tomorrow!

As always, be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. 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

Email us at sales@statue.com

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

Guardian Angel Garden Memorial Bench With Verse

Guardian Angel Garden Memorial Bench With Verse

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear.”

Guardian Angel Solar Power

Guardian Angel Solar Power

With the passing of my grandmother this week, these words I hold close to my heart. It is comforting to know my family now has a special angel watching over us. This comfort provides strength to remember the beautiful memories of our time shared.

My grandmother was a devout Catholic. I am not sure she ever missed church. When we went on vacations, we would always find a church away from home. The tradition of attending mass and the symbols of the church also provide comfort during this time. It was very much a part of her that will be able to live on in our family.

Her passing was not the start of the New Year I had envisioned. However, it brings our family closer together. We will be able to see family we missed during the holidays and celebrate a great blessed life.

Side note: We hope everyone in the Mid West stays safe through the frigid cold and snowstorm.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. 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

Email us at sales@statue.com

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