Gargoyles and Grotesques

Gargoyle. noun.
  a grotesque carved human or animal face or figure projecting from the gutter of a building, typically acting as a spout to carry water clear of a wall..


Bat Gargoyle Devil's Head Ely Gargoyles Sweeping Woman
Ely Gargoyle Green Man Ely Gargoyles The Monk
 
Grotesque.
1. strangely or fantastically distorted; bizarre
2. of or characteristic of the grotesque in art
3. a 16th-century decorative style, mixing and distorting parts of human, animal and plant forms.




Gargoyles and Grotesques