Sculptures and other architectural structures give the lighting designer the opportunity to work with materials that, given the right treatment, can produce dramatic and stunning night time effects.

Sculptures typically serve as a vocal point and as such will generally require a greater light level than the other elements in the garden. As always there is the option to light the feature in its entirety or only partially, leaving a degree of mystery associated with the composition.
Sculptures and ornaments can be lit using up lighting and down lighting techniques or a combination of both and using one fitting or multiple fittings.

Before you start:
Work out whether there will be one main viewing direction or several viewing directions before deciding precisely how to light a sculpture
Take care placing fixtures if the feature can be viewed from all directions to avoid potential glare Light the background behind the feature to add visual depth.

These sculptures have been illuminated from the lower left side using a single Spike Spot Adjustable.

By positioning the fixture to encompass the tree in addition to the sculpture itself another dimension is added while the dark side is left to the viewer's imagination.

From the main viewing position this artwork appears suspended. This is achieved by lighting the piece at 90 degrees from either side and leaving the plinth in relative darkness.

The curvature of the bowl reflects the majority of the light with some spill onto the rim creating some interesting shadows.

Because the feature is sited in the middle of the lawn the Lawn Lite is used. This fitting can be installed below the cutting height of the mower and with the ability to angle the lamp 20 degrees through one plane the positioning is less critical.