Walter S. Arnold, Sculptor/Stone Carver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.

Walter S. Arnold Sculptor/Stonecarver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or

Athlete Gargoyle Benches

Soccer goalie with the ball

(Click images to enlarge)

U. of C. Laboratory High School Kovler Gymnasium gargoyle benches:
I have carved 3 limestone benches to go in the hallway of this new gym. Each bench has two athletic gargoyles as legs, supporting a six foot stone seat.
batter up! a grotesque golfer
Baseball and Golf
A bat and a racket
  Small model for tennis bench
I made small models before carving some
of the figures. This model for the tennis player
is available in my Gargoyle Store.
Work in progress on the tennis player
The tennis player during the
carving process.
The sports represented are tennis, baseball, golf, track running, soccer and weightlifting.

Tennis and Baseball grotesques
Click to see the large photo, and note my tools and the models in the background for a dragon and a tree.

The students approved of the bench. The bench installed and ready for action.
Installation of this first bench took place in Dec. 2001. The students watched and pronounced it "cool". The remaining two were installed in Oct. 2002. 

Gargoyle Bench
Track runner and Golfer

Athletic gargoyles support this bench
Soccer Player and Weightlifter

Weightlifting grotesque pumping ironThis weightlifter is bench pressing a carved stone dumbbell. It was an interesting challenge to carve an upside down face grimacing with the strain of the weights.

Soccer playing gargoyle
Soccer Player

Track runner at the blocks

End of the benchThe ends of the seat are carved with gothic flowers and grotesque faces.


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