I adore wandering about junk shops and reclamation yards looking for interesting, quirky pieces that can be used as sculpture in the garden or home. Reclamation yards can be great places to find old items that have a rustic, raw or timeless appeal.
Broken slabs of slate can be used as standing stones, old chimney pots are beautiful in their own right, but could be used as planters for trailing foliage, flowers, fruit and veg.
Choosing items that have holes, slats or gaps in them allows the viewer to not only look at the sculpture, but to also see the garden through a different view point. There are so many types of media to choose from; clay, wood, metal, stone, recycled man-made fabrics, found objects from the beach, you name it – you can probably turn it into art…
The Barbara Hepworth Museum, Cornwall Copyright The Tate
Of course buying a sculpture that an artist has created would be a welcome focal point to any garden, but the use of recycled elements shows that you don’t have to spend a lot to own a wonderful work of art. Your reclaimed sculpture can become the talking point of your garden!