Category Archives: Artwork

Landscape Art by Khalil

I wish I could share a lot of his recent works here, but I need to get permission first. Otherwise, he would give me a mouthful, LOL. But here’s one that I think looks pleasing to my eye. 🙂

By the way, he is accepting art commission these days. He is earning his own money while studying at home.

Preserving and Maintaining Sculptures

There are many famous sculptures that have lasted for tens of thousands of years. It’s absolutely possible to keep sculptures in good condition for an indefinite period of time. The sculptures just need to be stored and handled properly. Metal, ceramic, stone, and glass sculptures all require different forms of care. 

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Stone Artwork

Some of the very earliest historical art pieces were made from stone. These works are less likely than others to be damaged by dirt. In fact, while cleaning is an important part of art conservation in general, carved stone can actually degrade much more rapidly if it is cleaned too frequently.

Skin oil can also stain the outside of the stone, which is why it’s so important for all art conservation experts to wear gloves when touching most sculptures. Gloves are especially important when glass pieces are involved. The stains might be even more noticeable and damaging.

Fragile Sculptures

There are plenty of sculptures made from glass that have lasted for a long time, even though they’re made from such inherently breakable material. Small factors can make a difference regarding sculpture conservation. For instance, experts who handle these pieces while wearing latex gloves are less likely to drop them. Some types of glaze are chemically reactive, but glass itself is more stable than materials like metal. 

Metallic Statues

People may think that metal statues and sculptures are easier to conserve than many others. However, while a sculpture like this might be comparatively more likely to survive a fall, these pieces have their own vulnerabilities. Metallic materials have a tendency to react with various chemicals in their immediate surroundings. Collectors and curators can prevent at least some of these chemical reactions by using the right protective coatings and managing the conditions of the sculpture’s display and storage environment. 

3 Tips to Make Your Home Unique

Many people today live in a world of cookie-cutter, subdivision homes. This can make it difficult for your home to stand out. However, by adding a few simple, personalized touches, you can make your home one of a kind.

Individualized Art

Something simple that can make your home unique is an original work of art. Whether this is a sculpture or painting, it can help add a much needed personal touch to your home. However, if you cannot afford to purchase an original work of art, you can easily hang up paintings by family members or prints from your favorite artists. These pictures show your personal style and taste. When you add your own style to a house, it helps to create a personalized, homey atmosphere.

Customized Fire Gates

Another way to make your home more unique is to add custom fire gates. These can come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. They also come in unique patterns. For example, if you have a specific theme running through your home, you can make your gate match the theme. This is a simple way to make your home unique and different from everyone else’s homes.

Unique Rugs

Finally, the floor is a large space that can be used as a blank canvas. Many homes come with basic wood or tile flooring, so adding a rug you like can make your home unique. Rugs can come in hundreds of different fabrics, colors, shapes, and sizes, so it is inevitable that you will find the perfect rug for your home. You may even add several rugs around your home to further portray your own personal style and taste.

If you are hoping to make your standardized house stand out, you may think about getting unique or customized items. Making your home reflect who you are can be the simplest way to make your house into your home.