and please dont tell me to google, thats where i've been for the past
looking for some honest to goodness scary statues for bordering my
driveway. nothing comical, nothing mildly scary. something that makes
you want to loose your lunch or turn around and leave would be in the
Gargoyles could be fun, especially if you put a motion detector and
put red dye in the plumbing...
another search term (sorry, i know you said not to google) is
grotesques, which are the same as gargoyles, except they don't spit.
(Gargoyles were used to divert rainwater away from castle foundations,
grotesques are purely decorative.)
I like the gutter gargoyle here:
http://www.sculptor.net/gu.htm has a nice "scary" winged grotesque
(sentinel: http://www.sculptor.net/sentmax.htm , although the other
sentinel:http://www.sculptor.net/sentinel.htm isn't bad either)
About $US1000 each, but are 43" high, and come in facing pairs.
mind you, a statue like the above would make me want to come in and
meat (sic) the neat folk that live there.
I might suggest getting in touch with you local iron-maker and butcher.
Large spikes with rotting flesh might make want to turn around and leave.
May no harm befall you,
Ich habe keine Ahnung was das bedeutet, oder vielleicht doch?
I was in Beijing earlier this year. To get off the beaten path I
often jumped on a bus and let it take me anywhere. There was this
place on the east suburbs of Beijing that is a home renovator's
paradise. On something like four acres of small row shops are just
about every trade and building products one can wish for. Of
particular interest to me were these stacks and stacks of dressed and
polished stone of all types, mineral patterns and colors. They make
excellent kitchen and bathroom counters, 24" x 24" floor and wall
tiles, etc. In the same sector were at least a dozen shops selling
ready carved statues. If a Chinese business want a pair of large
traditional stone lions to grace the doorway, just pick them up and
place them the same day. There were dragons of the Chinese variety
as well as of the St. George (western) type. One shop even
specialized in Greco-Roman carvings. I am sure if a picture is
provided they can carve anything you want in any stone you want.
On the TV show Mythbusters, they once had an episode where they went
to Calfornia merchant that sells clay pots and ceramics from China.
Such a shop may have the statuttes you want.
I want something that leaves not only the impression that solicitors
are not wanted, but that returning to the place would give them uneasy
feelings. some people think that signs are not meant for them, or that
they are special in some way.
the uneasy feeling of Dread is what i think i am looking for. my
freinds know me well enought that groteques that could convey that
feeling would be right up my alley.
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