Updated: May 31, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico //
lI'm in the middle of mocking up a beautiful collateral set for a client, and I hear that Notre Dame is on fire. I can't help but be a little heartbroken, so I am taking the next ten minutes of the afternoon to draw some familiar gargoyles. I wonder if they have names. I bet they do. I also realize that I can google this and get an answer, but I'd rather just get lost in thinking about it for a little while today. Note: Among carved depictions of holy figures like saints and prophets, the cathedral’s exterior also features a menagerie of grotesques, stone creatures intended to protect the church from malevolent spirits. When these statues double as waterspouts, they’re known as gargoyles—though the popular term is often mistakenly applied to the entire grotesque family.