Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Gargoyles on the Church of the Assumption, Bellevue

Gargoyle having a bad day

The gargoyles on the Church of the Assumption capture the true medieval spirit of inspired grotesquerie and goofiness and filter it through a twentieth-century sensibility. This gargoyle is having a bad day.

Owl gargoyle
Owl gargoyle

This one on the side of the building seems to be above a chimney vent. It demonstrates, in a silly way that would have appealed to the medieval sense of humor, one of the torments prepared for the damned.

Chimney gargoyle

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