Friday, August 3, 2007

What am I?

Detail, Old Capitol Building, Olympia

I'm thinking it's a stylized gryphon, but I'm open to suggestion.

5 comments:

Lavenderlady said...

He looks like a gargole to me.

Wendy said...

I was thinking Gargoyle, too. Or a mixed breed - dog and dragon. Whatever it is, it's neat!

Rambling Round said...

This should scare any evil spirits away!

Forks and Forest said...

This looks like a grotesque. Gargoyles were water spouts - think drain (water usually came out the large mouth), and decorative, also guardians against evil, I think. Grotesques are decoration, as well, just not drains.
Looks like a stylized dragon, maybe. Really like gargoyles and grotesques...

Forks and Forest said...

OK, looked again. It has a feline look to the face. Hmmm...