Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gargoyle - University of Chicago, Pen & ink with watercolor by Rhoda Sterling

These "grotesque" creatures from Greek and Roman mythology ward off evil spirits. A contingent of grad students at UC have adopted the gargoyle as their mascot. The earliest Gothic gargoyles (which means "throat") were built as water spouts to keep rainwater from damaging the masonry by projecting the water away from the walls.

Pen & ink with watercolor • 8 x 10 • $150
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