Art doesn't have to be consigned to a podium. It can look extremely beautiful attached to the walls of your home.
The Vitruvian Collection is inspired by the Classical Age. The influence of ancient Greece and Rome are very much in evidence in their sculptures. However much the artists may argue that it's all more Renaissance.
Made out of marble resin, each piece looks the part too.
IIn the Fraternity piece, a muscular man dressed only in a loin cloth drapes his arms around two others.
It is nearly 14" in height, 15" wide and 4" in depth.
In Blowing a Kiss, the artist has explored the propensity for human beings to kiss or touch statues for a blessing. This time the statue blows a kiss back, and the blessing can be felt across the room.
Personally, I think that's a wonderful idea for a wedding present. It's not merely something for the spirit, but spiritual too. And every new marriage needs its blessings.
Blowing a Kiss is nearly 11" tall, 3 and half inches wide, and 7" deep.
It could form the basis of an on-going collection, as the same sculpture is repeated in items like this votive candle holder.
As with all of this company's figures, the detail is exquisite and tastefully rendered. Both are bound to become a subjects of conversation, wherever they are exhibited.
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When my partner and I got married last year we got a gift certificate for an anniversary sundial that we had made for us once we found our new home. It was designed to be placed on the windowsill indoors and it makes wonderful rainbows on the floor in our patio room whenever the sun shines on it. I think it is a really great symbolic gift, especially since we were able to customize it - the guy who makes them added a special date line to it that the time shadow follows on our special day each year, and there is even a special mark on that line that the shadow will touch each year at the actual MOMENT that we got married! I've never seen anything else like it, I don't remember what it is called but you can probably find it online with a search. We love ours!
Ah! Then it definitely sounds like the place to look!
Yes, Castro is the incredibly vibrant gay district.
I don't know San Francisco, is Castro known for its gay shops? Good luck finding your gift!
It's awesome that there are these things out there for events like this :) After thoroughly discovering Castro, in San Francisco, I'd go there and ask one of the lovely guys in the shops for direction on a gift.