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  Fely@stonecarver.com






The Gargoyles and Grotesques of Des Moines, Iowa:



Iowa- Polk County courthouse greenman Des Moines court house keystone
These are just a few of the unusual keystones on the Polk County Court House in Des Moines.
Native American keystone on court building in Des Moines, IA
lion in a scroll

This lion is also on the courthouse
Wood carving of an owl

This owl is in the chambers of the Iowa State Capital
garland with birdcapital lizard

These deeply carved marble garlands are on a staircase in the State Capital
Note the man in the corner of this ornate limestone scrollworkscrollwork with figure

Ornate scrollwork on a church, with a figure entwined in the carved foliage
owlsquinter in the ceiling

Ceiling ornament in the Rollins Mansion
 
Grotesques in Des Moines by Jan Fleming
For more on the Grotesques and Gargoyles of Iowa, see Jan Fleming's book
"Grotesques in Des Moines... Iowa and Abroad"
You can order it from Barnes & Noble and other bookstores,
just give them the ISBN number: 0971590206.
She includes carvings from all over the world, including a number of my works.

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