The massive scale of this Henry Moore sculpture is appropriately placed at the side of the great lawn. The white is a great contrast to the colors of the foliage.
Here a sculpture that emphasizes verticality sits at the edge between a flat area and the bottom of a large hillside, directing the eye upward. I'm guessing the meaning may have something to do with geometry and totem poles, but honestly, I really stink at guessing at this stuff.
These Dale Chihuly sculptures blend in beautifully with the lily pond site, and are a lovely surprise.
A Robert Indiana massive LOVE sculpture at The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland Maine. I think I photographed this backwards, but the sun was too bright looking at it in the opposite direction. Plus, I like it's rusty crustyness next to the pristine white house.
These horses are a really fun surprise in this landscape.
Here, the sculptures break up the monotony of an otherwise empty terrace, encouraging a relationship between the pieces and the view, and affecting how visitors choose to move across the terrace.
Here the metallic material of the sculpture reflects the water below, and it is reflected in the water itself. Whoa.
Here is the smaller scale use of sculpture that most of us can relate to. The piece fits in as just one of the many forms in the garden.
This large stone stands up to the scale of this field, and eases the transition between prarie plants and carefully tended lawn.
A small meditative piece in an Asian-inspired garden. Bigger is not necessarily better in a garden.
This guy lives in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens right near a lily pond that houses an extremely loud frog. It's a very appropriate location, and I like having my picture taken next to it, because I'm goofy like that.
Here the forms of the trees are the live sculptural element.
Here plant-inspired sculptures mix in with the real deal. Interesting. BTW, what are those things on the tables?
Here, a really large functioning spout serves as fountain and garden sculpture.
...and another. I like the way this massive pod stands up to the fussy rose gardens. I have some really inappropriate nicknames for this one.
I don't really know what's going on here, but I like it. Every piece is sculptural, including the yard furniture and the fountain. Everything is arranged in a way that seems inspired by the gardens of Kyoto. I don't know whose head that is though...