Stephen Otten unveils his sculpture "David"

Stephen Otten unveils his sculpture “David”

Statue.com’s Gloria and Ann had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of a special sculpture. It is quite unusual to see this type of sculpture done within the United States, much less in the Midwest. The sculptor’s material of choice was bonded marble, more commonly used in Italy.

The building material is not the only special attribute of the sculpture. The statue unveiled was crafted by Steve Otten. His ambition was inspired by famous sculptor Michelangelo and his rendition of David during a trip to Italy. This trip came at a special point in Otten’s life as he was suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome from his career as a Navy SEAL. After his trip, Otten focused his energy upon studying and training at local community colleges and an art studio. Working on his sculpture has helped him cope with his experience of war and provided an outlet for a passion and determination.

Unveiling of Steve Otten's David

Unveiling of Steve Otten’s David

The beauty of art is that it can transcend just aesthetics and take on an element of healing and hope. We believe Steve Otten has proven just that.

Furthermore, we are proud to include many sculptures and other art-forms to express gratitude of our veterans and those currently serving. Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire 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 online store 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 kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

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

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

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

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Rhinoceros Portraiture Wildlife Bust

Rhinoceros Portraiture Wildlife Bust

Hello 2015! It may be a new year but it is still important to reflect upon the previous to measure growth and achievements. For companies reflecting upon on the achievements of the previous year, acknowledging the employees who worked to hard throughout the year is a strong tradition to maintain.  Choosing the symbolism behind the award or trophy is everything.

Rhinoceros

“Size does not matter. Expansiveness does.” ~ Space Age Sage

The rhino’s intimate relationship with nature that makes it a perfect symbol for confidence and sure-footedness. For the employee who charged ahead with confidence, our Rhinoceros Bust makes the perfect award.

Bear On Rock Sculpture, Corporate Award, Trophy

Bear On Rock Sculpture

Bear

In the bear you will find the symbolism of power, courage and resourcefulness. For those who foraged for new innovations and had the courage to stand by them, a Bear Statue is the best choice.

Eagle 

If one animal embodies freedom and nobility, it is the eagles. Our Eagle Award sculptures make awards for honoring the hard work and dedication of those who have served in the military.

Head on over to Statue.com to see our entire 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 online store 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 kristen@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

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

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

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

Veterans Day Sale

“One is never cured of a yearning for freedom.” ~Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye.

Statue-Liberty-Wall-Sculpture

Laboulaye can be thanked for the conceptualizing the Statue of Liberty. He was a Frenchman who strongly stood for freedom and admired the United States constitution. In 1865 he proposed that the monument be erected in New York Harbor, a gift from the French citizens to the United States people. A sister Lady Liberty statue would find a home in Luxemoburg Gardens, Paris, France. Though many miles apart the sister statues were constructed to face each other.

Statue Of Liberty 21

Statue Of Liberty 21″ High

Although, Laboulaye devised the concept it was Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who ultimately designed the Statue of Liberty as we know it. Lady Liberty is a portrayal of Libertas, the Roman goddess of liberty. Her hands strongly clutch a torch and a tablet evoking the law. At her feet you will notice broken chains. All of these aspects are symbolic of freedom and justice.

Like Aboulaye so eloquently put, freedom is never yearned for less. There is no other statue as symbolic for liberty and justice for all than that of the statue of liberty. The fact that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to the United States shows brotherhood between nations and illustrates the human need for freedom.

We are so proud to include these sculptures within our galleries because we so strongly believe in the message and symbolism behind the Statue of Liberty. We are also proud of our other patriotic statues and sculptures such as Armed Forces Military Branches Sculptures Set of FiveWar Memorial Battle Cross Boots Gun Helmet Statue and Nurse and Sailor Inspired by Wold War II Sculpture.

Please visit our website to view our entire gallery of fountains, sculptures,  and fine decor . 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 me at kristen@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

Michelangelo Quote Angel Freedom

We love Michelangelo’s ability to turn stone into poetry. However, did you know the man also had a way with words among his other vast amount talents? We thought we would take the time to share with you our favorite Michelangelo sculptures and quotes. Enjoy!

David By Michelangelo 58

David By Michelangelo 58″ High Sculpture

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” 

“Ancora Imparo
(Yet I am learning)” 

“If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,
as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,
it’s that he who lays me low is my salvation,
and invigorates the more, the more he scars me.” 

“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.” 

“The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.”  I Sonetti Di Michelangelo: The 78 Sonnets of Michelangelo with Verse Translation

“With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.” 

 

Pieta By Michelangelo Sculpture Marble 18.5

Pieta By Michelangelo Sculpture Marble 18.5″ High

“Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,
While pain and guilt still linger here below,
Blindness and numbness–these please me alone;
Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.” 

“The true work of art
is but a shadow of the divine perfection” 

“O night, O sweetest time, though black of hue,
with peace you force all the restless work to end;
those who exalt you see and understand,
and he is sound of mind who honours you.
You cut the thread of tired thoughts, for so
you offer calm in your moist shade; you send
to this low sphere the dreams where we ascend
up to the highest, where I long to go.
Shadow of death that brings to quiet close
all miseries that plague the heart and soul,
for those in pain the last and best of cures;
you heal the flesh of its infirmities,
dry and our tears and shut away our toil,
and free the good from wrath and fretting cares.”  Complete Poems and Selected Letters

 

Moses Sculpture On Alabaster Base 12

Moses Sculpture On Alabaster Base 12″ High

“Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.” 

“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

We hope you enjoyed these sculptures and quotes from Michelangelo. What is your favorite Michelangelo sculpture and/or quote?

Be sure to head on over to our website to view sculptures by all of our famous sculptors. 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

War Memorial Battle Cross Boots Gun Helmet Statue

I highly recommend reading the article Sculpture Comforts Families of War Dead in USA Today. The article is about Greg Wyatt’s sculpture, “The Angel and the Dying Unknown” located on Dover Air Force Base. The sculpture is of an angel providing protection and comfort to a fallen solider, a truly beautiful and moving piece of art. In turn, this sculpture provides comfort to those loved ones grieving the loss of a service member in action.

Over the years, Statue.com has been a provider of statues for those who have lost loved ones. We offer our War Memorial Statue at just a fraction above cost. We figure it is the least we can do to show our appreciation of the ultimate debt service members and their families pay for defending our freedom.

If Tears Bench

In our gallery, you will also find memorial plaques, angels, stepping stones, and engraved benches to memorialize the lost of a loved one. We hope these sculptures provide comfort and peace to a grieving heart.

To view our fine gallery, head on over to our website www.statue.com. 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 thru 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

Statue.com offers a host of smaller sized statues and sculptures that would suit perfectly for trophies, awards and gifts.

Commemorative-Eagle-Statue-Large

Eagles are symbols of strength and freedom and would be excellent for a military achievement or retirement.

Thinker-Sculpture-By-Rodin-Auguste-On-Wood-Base-Statue.com

For companies looking to reward innovation and ingenuity the Thinker by Rodin would be a great token for their employees’ effort.

Golf Trophy

Warmer weather means golf scramble season upon us. This is Golf Ball Trophy Sculpture is the perfect hole-in-one for that ace golfer.