Art just three little letters that can be anything. This one subject is entirely subjective of personalities. Maybe there are those who find the bare landscape with nothing is a statement of art. Or the old lawn gnomes that litter the yards of thousands of homes is a real art to those individuals.
Today that same art could be just as versatile as the styles of the little gnomes. From those that resemble Doc to the one we see on the travel advertisements. But if you are in the market for something just a little different there are options.
Fairy doors are just tiny little doors placed in various locations. Maybe one at the base of a tree to fuel our imagination of the tiny little fairy who lives inside. Or another small door placed on a stump to remove the ugliness of the bare stump sitting in the yard. Now you can image multiple other locations for the tiny door. Let your mind and your childhood drive you with places the fairies might reside.
Okay, we have seen the little door added to the lawn as an ornament. That one little door can lead to so many other additions. Place an entire fairy garden near the door, use lots of imagination to envision the tiny little community. A fairy door sitting in the center of your new small community can have little rocks placed as a walk to the door. Put a small pond filled with plastic fish for the fairies to enjoy and adding rock formations create a small waterfall.
Another cute ornamentation produced with the millions of tires that need to be reused instead of filling dumps. Take four of the tires stacking them on top of one another, paint them with bright yellow to begin the creation of your very own little minion. Be creative, adjust the color and add details. Then suddenly you will see a smiling minion standing in your yard. This modern work of art is not only cute, creative, and removes things from going to landfills; it is also one that will spark laughter from all those who see.
If you are more traditional at heart but still holding onto a flair of the modernistic style, there are ways to combine both worlds. First, you get a simple, average pink flamingo similar to one we see in nearly every lawn of the elder Floridian residents. Next, with pieces of metal or even board, you will cut out smaller little creatures with big, open mouths letting everyone see their sharp teeth.
Place your little monsters behind the flamingo as if they are attacking and biting them. The result is a flamingo in your yard, but this one eaten by creatures that don’t seem to have the same love for the tall pink bird.
Our yards should be a symbol of what type of personalities resides in the home. With that thought maybe those who live in the home have a sense of humor and want the world to see. Take a bicycle and remove the front wheel, then place the bike as if it’s wheel is buried in the ground. You have the beginning of a crashed bike wreck, but all that is left is a rider for your bicycle. With some dummy or mannequin place the body in a position that resembles the body stuck in the ground from the chest up to the head.
The bike wreck can be just one way to place items on the field as if buried. Dummies are great to use in ways that look as if a zombie is digging its way from the earth. In the same principle as placing models, you can use old cars just like the famous Cadillac Ranch in Texas. A smaller version could use just the bumper and headlights making the world think the entire car lies beneath.
Some people even view broken down tractors and lawn mowers as art…and they can be if they are cleaned up and placed in artistic ways. Older weed whackers and yard leaf blowers can be art as well….it’s all about perception and the eye of the beholder.
Just as with the variations of art that hangs in museums the things used for lawn decorations are as versatile as the human race. Painting rocks with glow in the dark paint are the basis for a stone work of art. Once the rocks are ready to shine it is time to stack them in the same formation as Stonehenge. The result will be a glowing version of the same age-old structure.
Lawn art can be anything that brings a smile to your face or even creates a conversation.