Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic NorthWritten by Clint Leung
When most people think about stone sculptures, itís probably giant pieces of abstract art located outside large buildings or perhaps inside a famous art gallery or museum. Sometimes people think of stone sculptures as ancient Roman or Greek mythological characters like Apollo, Venus or Zeus. For contemporary fine art, many see stone sculpture only for serious collectors or for rich and famous to display in their well kept mansions. Most individuals, even avid art fans, rarely think about or are even aware of Inuit stone sculptures from Canadian Arctic north.
The Inuit people (formerly referred to as Eskimos in Canada) have been carving stone sculptures for thousands of years but it was only introduced as fine art to modern world on a significant scale during 1950s. Today, Inuit stone sculptures have gained international recognition as a valid form of contemporary fine art. Even so, most people who are aware of Inuit stone sculptures are those who have visited Canada in past and got exposed to this interesting form of aboriginal art while visiting Canadian museums or galleries.
If you havenít seen Inuit stone sculpture, thereís a lot to offer from Canadian Arctic. The Inuit do some very realistic sculptures of Arctic wildlife they are so intimately familiar with. These include seals, walruses, birds and of course, mighty polar bears. Human subjects depicting Inuit Arctic lifestyle are also popular as stone sculptures. One can see pieces showing hunters, fisherman and even Inuit mothers with their children. The stone sculptures can come in a variety of different colors including black, brown, grey, white and green. Some pieces are highly polished and shiny while others retain rougher, primitive look. Styles can vary depending upon where in Arctic Inuit sculptors are located.
Garage DoorsWritten by Matthew Anthony
You may think choosing garage doors is straight forward, however there are many things to consider, such as whether your garage is adjoining your property, is it a single or a double garage, how much clearance inside and out is needed and so on. Also, appearance of garage door can influence what material you use. There are four basic types of garage door and three different materials commonly used to construct these doors. We take a brief look at four types of garage door which are sectional, roller, side hung and finally common up and over garage door.
The first type of garage door we look are sectional garage doors. These doors open vertically and so are perfect where space in front of garage is at a premium. They are a versatile solution for a new garage door with added bonus of aesthetic appeal, which is obviously very important as most garages are located at front of house. A sectional garage door has a series of hinged horizontal panels that lift up and lie parallel with ceiling of garage when door is opened. There is no overhang or canopy and it is possible to park a car right up next to door as there is no protrusion at any point of operation of opening door.
Roller garage doors are very similar to sectional garage doors. The major difference is need for a certain amount of headroom inside garage above door opening. This is because door rolls up inside a drum above opening of garage door. Like a sectional door there is no need to allow any room inside or out to operate door. Also, roller doors are often automatic.