Would you place a gargoyle in you gardne?

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I thought about placing some gargoyles in my garden.
Do you think that this is a good idea or not?
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"Xenon" wrote:

Maybe start with just one: http://tinyurl.com/dkob4k
http://www.designtoscano.com
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Xenon wrote:

By gargoyle do you mean a grimacing exagerated fugurine intended to scare away evil spirits or just some form of statue?

I have no problem with garden statuary in moderation provided it fits in with the style of the house and the rest of the garden design. In some cases it is really good. But not everybody can afford good sculpture or even copies. Just one observation, statues of small boys piddling into fountains are never an adornment no matter what style you like.
David
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Hmmm ....
I say do what you want to do in life. One should not care about others artistic view points, EXCEPT MINE. Who knows you might be the one that starts a new trend in style. Someday gargoyles may be found in everyones garden, a garden hit! Yesterdays style may be in today and out by tomorrow. That small boy at one time must have been a hit in the past or they would not make them. Absolutely if you are a horror story novelist or a fan of the genre.
If you are talking about real live gargoyles, that would be just too cool!. I tried breeding those grimacing creatures in the past. I got in trouble with animal control. They destroyed the entire town just like the movie with that other grimacing character. I also made the mistake of watering them that also caused them to breed uncontrollably.
Just one observation, statues of Saint Mary Magdalene are never an adornment no matter what style you like. Those statues are extremely scary.
I am another example of why one should not ask questions about their artistic taste :)
They must look allot better than my concrete ducks, flamingos and sambos.
Enjoy Life ... Dan
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Garden in Zone 5 South East Michigan.

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keep the snail population down and scare aware evil spirits too !!).
Statuary can be used in many ways...
anecdotal story.... I once installed an arbor as part of a community beautification project. One resident complained, saying it looked out of place, made the project look too good, it would invite 'outsiders' to sit and rest on the benches, yada yada yada..... So I took the arbor down.
Installed the arbor on my property, against an outdoor fireplace chimney... which made a delightful framework. Put a decorative ironwork planter on the wall with moss, blossoms and trailing vines. Placed a 24 inch pedestal stand and an 18" Angel Statue on top. Looks really nice.... (kinda different, spiritual tranquility type of place).
This year, I think I'm going to run a trickle of water down the chimney, put a kneeling bench in front of the statue, mount a holy water holder on one side of the arbor and a collection box on the other side. That should complete the effect. The old "Build it and they will come" rationale.
My question is.... when I do the votive candles, should they be electric ones or the ones that you light with matches ???
Peter
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On Feb 26, 1:50pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

It's difficult for me to grasp the concept that a person, such as yourself, of such refined taste would even have to ask such a question. However.....Always use the candles you light with matches, especially if a light breeze will encourage the flames to gently lick cedar siding or any dried vegetation while flickering in the twilight. You can use the electric lights only if the Mary of Magdalene statue has been tucked into the niche of an upended pink bathtub and festooned with out of season plastic flowers. I find that the strings of bubbling electric Christmas tree candles exude a particularly lovely ambiance in this case.
Val
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Personal preference. I like them, my sister does not. I saw a house with carved gargoyles at the end of the gutters--the original purpose of these animals. At OSU, there is a building on the Oval that is surrounded by different kinds. Looks medieval.
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