Inuit Stone Sculptures From The Arctic North

Written 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 asrepparttar ancient Roman or Greek mythological characters like Apollo, Venus or Zeus. For contemporary fine art, many see stone sculpture only for serious collectors or forrepparttar 147236 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 fromrepparttar 147237 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 torepparttar 147238 modern world on a significant scale duringrepparttar 147239 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 inrepparttar 147240 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 fromrepparttar 147241 Canadian Arctic. The Inuit do some very realistic sculptures ofrepparttar 147242 Arctic wildlife they are so intimately familiar with. These include seals, walruses, birds and of course,repparttar 147243 mighty polar bears. Human subjects depictingrepparttar 147244 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 retainrepparttar 147245 rougher, primitive look. Styles can vary depending upon where inrepparttar 147246 Arcticrepparttar 147247 Inuit sculptors are located.

Garage Doors

Written 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,repparttar appearance ofrepparttar 146982 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 atrepparttar 146983 four types of garage door which are sectional, roller, side hung and finallyrepparttar 146984 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 ofrepparttar 146985 garage is at a premium. They are a versatile solution for a new garage door withrepparttar 146986 added bonus of aesthetic appeal, which is obviously very important as most garages are located atrepparttar 146987 front ofrepparttar 146988 house. A sectional garage door has a series of hinged horizontal panels that lift up and lie parallel withrepparttar 146989 ceiling ofrepparttar 146990 garage whenrepparttar 146991 door is opened. There is no overhang or canopy and it is possible to park a car right up next torepparttar 146992 door as there is no protrusion at any point ofrepparttar 146993 operation of openingrepparttar 146994 door.

Roller garage doors are very similar to sectional garage doors. The major difference isrepparttar 146995 need for a certain amount of headroom insiderepparttar 146996 garage aboverepparttar 146997 door opening. This is becauserepparttar 146998 door rolls up inside a drum aboverepparttar 146999 opening ofrepparttar 147000 garage door. Like a sectional door there is no need to allow any room inside or out to operaterepparttar 147001 door. Also, roller doors are often automatic.



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