Gargoyles

The Gargoyle Appreciation Society

One of the most rewarding aspect of writing this blog has definitely been realizing how many other people share my fascination with gargoyles and grotesques! It has been so wonderful and surprising to hear friends and readers tell me they enjoy my gargoyle posts and miss them when I take a break from them. It… Continue reading The Gargoyle Appreciation Society

Gargoyles

Think gargoyle-ly, act locally

I spent my Saturday morning gargoyle hunting, and I found these charming little grotesques on a small house on the grounds of a church I sometimes attend. (To be more accurate, I already knew of their existence. I didn't find them as much as I sought them out to take their picture.) Interestingly, I didn't spot a single gargoyle… Continue reading Think gargoyle-ly, act locally

Field Guide to Gargoyles

Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Five: What Is Their Significance?

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of the Field Guide to Gargoyles! By the end of this post, you'll be well prepared to study any gargoyle you encounter in the wild! What is their significance?   No one is really sure why gargoyles exist or look the way they do. That mystery is a big… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Five: What Is Their Significance?

Field Guide to Gargoyles

Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Four: What Do They Look Like?

Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles. Here, you'll find everything you've ever wanted to know about gargoyles and grotesques. To recap, so far we have defined gargoyles and grotesques, learned where they originated, and found out where to look for them. To be a successful gargoyle hunter, however, you need one more piece of information - what they… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Four: What Do They Look Like?

Field Guide to Gargoyles

Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Three: Where Can You Find Them?

Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles, your prime source for essential gargoyle information. In case you missed them, check out parts one and two. Now that we know what gargoyles are and where they came from, let's go gargoyle hunting!   Where Can You Find Gargoyles? To find an authentic medieval gargoyle or grotesque,… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Three: Where Can You Find Them?

Field Guide to Gargoyles

Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Two: Where and When Did Gargoyles Come From?

    Welcome back to the Field Guide to Gargoyles, your answer for common questions about gargoyles and grotesques. Last time, we identified what a gargoyle is and how it differs from a grotesque. Now, let's talk about the gargoyle origin story. Where and when do gargoyles come from? It's difficult to pinpoint when or where the very first gargoyle appeared, because… Continue reading Field Guide to Gargoyles, Part Two: Where and When Did Gargoyles Come From?