Archive for the ‘Sculptures’ Category


A Classic Skull and Crossbones Motif Found Carved on a Gravestone From the Early 1700s at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 20, 2017)

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A Winged and Wigged Soul Effigy (Apparently Balancing a Stylized Hourglass on Top of Its Head) Discovered on an Early 18th Century Slate Headstone at the Old Burying Point (A.K.A. Charter Street) Cemetery in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on November 8, 2018)

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This Granite and Steel Sculpture Entitled “I Want to Ride a Cloud” by the Japanese Artist Narihiro Uemura, Found on State Street in Ellsworth, Is Just One of 34 Sculptures That Can Be Seen Along the 273 Miles of the Maine Sculpture Trail That Runs Through Downeast Maine

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A Stylized Bearded Visage Carved From a Wooden Log by a Balinese Artisan Found For Sale at Acadia World Traders in Trenton, Maine

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Although It’s Sometimes Difficult to Differentiate Between a True Portrait and a Soul Effigy (the Representation of a Person’s Soul) on Early 18th Century Gravestones, This Image of an Elegant Lady Found at Burial Hill in Plymouth Most Likely Falls in the Former Category (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 24, 2016)

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The Bronze Statue of Phillis Wheatley (the First African-American Poet to Have a Book Published), on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Appears to Be Contemplating What Lies Inside the Canvas Lunch Box Which a Tourist Has Placed in Front of Her (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 11, 2015)

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An Angel with Coins in Her Outstretched Palms Emerges From a Terra Cotta Planter in Front of a House on Brown Street in Salem, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on October 3, 2018)

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A Stylized Cherub Carved on a Slate Gravestone From the Late 1700’s Seen at the Auburn Center Burial Ground Located on Central Street in Auburn, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 9, 2020)

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A Pair of Comical Ceramic Busts (One of a Young Man Playing the Saxophone and the Other of a Girl Clapping Her Hands Over Her Ears in Obvious Distress) Are Available for Purchase at the Crompton Collective in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 7, 2020)

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A Wooden Chicken Carved in Bali Found in the Front Yard of the Yak Arts International Gallery in Orleans, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 6, 2018)