Hand Carved Gargoyle #1

This wall hanging sculpture is based upon a design I saw in a book on gargoyles. The screaming face of a fantasy figure rests upon a keystone as you would find in the center of a medieval arch. I've made eight of these so far and plan to make at least two more. All of the faces are slightly different. I think this one looks slightly East Indian.

This gargoyle is made from honduran mahogany. I use mostly mahogany and butternut because of the ease of carving and the color and grain. The finish is Tried and True polymerized linseed oil varnish. I apply several thin coats and finish them off on a large buffing wheel using Menzerna buffing compound.

As seen at the Providence, RI Fine Furnishings show.

Dimensions: 10" high X 5" wide (at the top) X about 3" deep

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