The sink is quickly becoming the latest form of creative art.
Letís face it; the average sink is, well, boring. After all, the basic design has remained the same since the invention of indoor plumbing. Choices are limited to color and size. Thanks to some revolutionary modern artists, however, the sink is quickly becoming the latest form of creative art.
Perhaps one of the most daunting parts of any sink installation or maintenance is the plumbing. Fitting all of those PVC pipes together at the right angle and with the perfect amount of adhesive or plumberís tape can be a chore. Make a simple mistake, and water could be flowing down your hallway, ruining your carpets or soaking up your walls. Whatís more, the huge cabinet or vanity into which the average sink is placed takes up a huge amount of space, not to mention creating an eyesore.
What if new bathroom fixtures and modern sinks could be artistically designed to correspond with the overall decorating motif? Imagine having a waterfall, an Ammonite fossil, or a fish tank for a sink? Some of todayís creative artists can. These individuals are in turning the impossible into a workable reality, bringing priceless art into a room which was otherwise off-limits for its inclusion. New designs are integrated into the most "necessary" room, with influences from the environment, technology and the natural world.
The wonders of mineral, soil and rock erosion are being transformed into marvelous ceramic sinks. On the surface, the sink pool looks shallow, water-weathered and natural. A small amount of water fills the basin, yet it is plenty for the average userís needs, while a cleverly hidden overflow outlet prevents water spills. Other similar elemental sinks include a running stream, a miniature reproduction of the Grand Canyon, colorful variations based on mineral deposits in sedimentary and metamorphic rock, and many others.
Sink artists are also turning to nature for inspiration. Looking down into a fossil-inspired sink, one gets the impression that the vessel is not a sink at all, but rather a natural artifact. Shells are a common feature in these impressionist sinks, as well as Ammonites, a now extinct marine creature.
Another features a miniature running brook, with a catch-all pool basin at the bottom. The water source is stopped by a small natural stone and, when lifted, water streams down the winding waterway. The basin is stoppered by yet another natural stone.
Creative art holds many possibilities in modern day sinks. These and many other unique sink ideas are on the market today.