These wall hanging sculptures are 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.
These gargoyles are 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.
These sculptures hang in an Arts and Crafts style chalet in seashore Maine.
Note: price listed is for the pair.
Dimensions: 10" high, 5" wide (at the top), approximately 3" deep