Archive for the ‘Faces’ Category


This Grimacing Visage Is One of the Many Fantastic Faces and Figures Found on the Exterior of the Boston Opera House on Washington Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 31, 2017)


The Bronze Head of the American Avant-Garde Composer Carl Ruggles Sculpted by Harriette Miller on Display at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 27, 2017)


One of Multiple Cast Iron Lion Heads Which Stream Water From Their Open Mouths Found on the Rice Memorial Fountain Located on the West Brookfield Common in West Brookfield, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 2, 2019)

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An Example of a Wingless Soul Effigy Found on an 18th Century Gravestone at Old Spencer Cemetery in Spencer, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 20, 2016)


A Wizened Face With a Long Flowing Beard Carved From a Dead Tree on the Front Lawn of a Private Home on Cottage Street in West Brookfield, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 28, 2017)

The Whistling Swan Building, Sturbridge, MA
A Lion Head Fountain Next to The Whistling Swan Building (Which Houses Both The Duck and Avellino Restaurants) Located at 502 Main Street in Sturbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 18, 2013)

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The Snarling Face of a Lion Seen on a Cast Iron Planter on Hamilton Street in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 14, 2019)

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A Tiny Winged Cherub Found Above the Keyhole of One of the Elaborate Bronze Doors of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Southbridge, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 14, 2019)

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Gregory J. Grady’s Entry in This Year’s Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition Held Last June in New Hampshire Was Entitled “Twisted” and Depicted a Gigantic Grotesque Head (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on December 26, 2015)

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Artist Melineige Beauregard of Montreal Won First Place in This Year’s Master Sand Sculpting Competition Held at Hampton Beach With Her Entry “Dance of the Undefined” (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 19, 2017)