Goal for 2014 : Craft a hole in my stash !

woensdag 1 juli 2009

Altered Book : France

You can not see them, but they are really there, the
gargoyles on the french castles and churches. Maybe
you can get a glimpse of them after sundown, when
they move around on the rooftops to talk to their
fellow statues.

A gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque with a spout
designed to convey water from a roof and away from
the side of a building. The term originates from the french
gargouille, originally "throat" or "gullet". A chimera or a
grotesque figure, is a sculpture that does not work as a
waterspout and serves only an ornamental or artistic
function. These are also usually called gargoyles in
laymen's terminology, although the field of architecture
usually preserves the distinction between gargoyles
(functional waterspouts) and non-waterspout grotesques.

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2 opmerkingen:

June zei

Love your altered book and the wonderful explanation of the gargoyles too. Fabulous art work and cant wait to see more of your altered books too
Thanks for joining the challenge at art on the darkside
Hugs June x

WildGoose zei

Thanks for a memory-jog reminder as to the architectural distinctions...had forgotten that! Very attractive and informative Journal you keep!
Thanks for the look inside!