How Patriotic is Your Backyard?

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How Patriotic is Your Backyard?

Independence Day is a holiday meant for fellowship and fun, giving everyone an excuse to spend time with friends and family over the barbecue overflowing with steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. Patriotism and love of country don't stop when the fireworks flicker away into a starry sky. The bald eagle has been a symbol of the United States of America since 1782, a beloved avian symbol of freedom, strength, and survival. Bald eagles can fly as high as 10,000 feet and dive as fast as 99 miles per hour, and were at desperate risk of becoming extinct, starting in the 1950s. Thankfully, preservation efforts and the banning of certain chemicals in 1972 were able to rejuvenate the population and they are no longer considered in danger.

 

This majestic animal doesn’t need to just be a seasonal decoration. What animal embodies the freedom and majesty America represents? Its grace and presence can bring those same elements to your home, whether you’re a bit more space-conscious and prefer a canvas approach or looking for outdoor bronze eagle statues to become a new centerpiece in your backyard. Whichever living style you embrace, wow your visitors with a beautifully crafted art piece that brings the beloved symbol home.

 

Eagle Fishing #1 Outdoor Canvas Art

 

Space-sensitive? Turn your backyard into your own outdoor art gallery with a canvas art piece depicting our nation’s symbol doing what it does best: hunting with its majestic wingspan spread over rolling waters. Hang this piece on the fence, backyard shed, or suspend it underneath a porch roof to bring a unique flair to your personal space. Okay, hanging a gallery-wrapped canvas outside might push against traditional style, but I made the choice to use this style of art in my backyard and it looks amazing. Revamping an old boring fence and shed has had quite an impression on visitors, garnering both compliments and curiosity, so there’s no lack of conversation starters here. UV-coated to prevent fading and built from all-weather canvas, you can be sure this 24"H x 24"L x 1.5"W piece will make a long-lasting impression. Want to do something different? Definitely, check out the Eagle Fishing #1 Outdoor Canvas Art and see if it’s the right piece for you.

 

Eagle Looking Right Cast Stone Garden Statue

 

If you are attracted to the grand feel of high-class society, then definitely take a look at the Eagle Looking Right Cast Stone Garden Statue. Have you ever wondered why lions guard buildings and homes of great importance? The Library Lions, Patience and Fortitude, have stood in front of the Beaux-Arts building in Manhattan since 1911 and are considered to be some of the most iconic statuary in the city. Take that tradition into your own hands by charging a pair of beautifully crafted, stone eagles to protect your home and flank the entrance, greeting all visitors with their noble bearing. Crafted from cast stone, this piece is intended to weather and age as gracefully as the Haliaeetus leucocephalus it depicts, available in multiple finishes to match up with your existing stonework. This is the perfect piece to set at the entrance to your home as guardian of the household along with the Eagle Looking Left, flanking your entrance in timeless style with a matching pair of outdoor bald eagle statues.  Made in the USA, of course, the finish is applied carefully by trained artisans, standing a solid 12.5" x 11" x 20" and weighing about 80 pounds.

 

Freedom Eagle Bronze Garden Sculpture

 

Stone is attractive and fits a classically designed, high-society aesthetic, but the timeless green patina of bronze evokes a whole different era of historical beauty. Detailed with the utmost in care and hand antiqued, the Freedom Eagle Bronze Garden Sculpture is cast using the traditional, lost-wax method, meaning that first, a wax statue is made, encased in a mold, after which the original wax design is melted away and the remaining void is filled with a solid bronze-brass alloy, ensuring that this outdoor bronze eagle sculpture will last through year-round outdoor use. The statue itself is 36"H x 28"W of painstaking accuracy, down to the most particular details. With wings stretched up to the sky, this American bald eagle statue can greet visitors whether you’re sharing the Fourth of July or any other time of year, holidays or just because!

 

Eagle on Crested Waters Outdoor Bronze Statue

 

Last but not least, let’s talk more about the traditional lost-wax method of casting metal. This approach to design allows sculptors to add incredible amounts of detail to lasting, timeless metal and when it comes to an outdoor bald eagle statue, that level of attention really pops and grabs the attention of all who see it. A more demure approach than the Freedom Eagle before, the Eagle on Crested Waters Outdoor Bronze Statue stands a mere 10” tall, but demands no fewer attention thanks to its exquisite color and antiquing. If you’re looking for beauty in accuracy, but seek a whole new dimension to the traditional sculpture, this is going to be a great gift to yourself. Still a great choice for year-round outdoor use, this hand-crafted, premium quality statue will bring the majesty and strength of the bald eagle to your backyard in a way only a few other sculptures could.

 

The American bald eagle is more than a symbol of freedom, it is an icon of perseverance and survival. Stunning to see in the wild, you can bring that sense of awe and beauty into your own backyard in an elegant manner with a new take on outdoor canvas art or traditional, timeless statuary in both stone and bronze. Don’t worry, you don’t need to build an eyrie for invite the bald eagle into your home year-round. Did you know that eyries have been known to weigh up to a ton? Thankfully, you can enjoy their awe-inspiring presence for quite a bit less than that. Celebrate your Independence Day by inaugurating your own newest piece of yard art!

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  • Candace Osmond