Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gargoyles in Amersfoort

The Amersfortian sculptor Ton Mooy, who I have mentioned in an earlier post, also made several gargoyles. These are shown at the walls of the canals in the inner city.


A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque with a spout designed to convey water.



Ton Mooy in his atelier:


3 comments:

  1. Very interesting. This fellow has a lot of talent! What a beautiful blend of modern and classic style.

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  2. He's certainly talented! Unfortunately due to the current crisis no money is available anymore for these kind of decorations...

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  3. Let's hope things get better and he can continue with the tradition. I'd hate to think they'd use boring old pipes instead of a piece of art.

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