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


The Gargoyle News Issue 81, June 6, 2010


Aurora Dream Cycles show
Almora B&B
Emperor Trajan
Spanish Gargoyles

     I will have two sculptures on display from June 11-August 15 at the Aurora Public Art Commission Gallery, located at 20 E. Downers Place in downtown Aurora, IL.

     The exhibit, entitled DreamCycles, will have its opening reception on Friday June 11 from 5:00-7:30 pm. I hope to see you there. If you visit the gallery, be sure to check out the three gargoyle benches I carved for the sculpture park, on the West side of the building. For more info, visit the City of Aurora arts site.


     My friend Kyle Smith is a sculptor who has been living in Italy for 30 years. Together with her partner Dado Bigoni and her two children, she restored her centuries old home and studio and converted it into the Almora bed and breakfast, utilizing eco-compatible materials for both the building and the furnishings. They achieved a beautiful balance of modern amenities with the original rustic Tuscan atmosphere. You should visit this summer.


     I just finished a large bas relief of Emperor Trajan. It is 38" (almost 1 meter) in diameter and weighs about 450 lbs. It was inspired by a high relief sculpture on the Convento San Marcos in Leon, Spain. It will be installed in a stone wall in a private garden in Canada. I will oversee the installation this summer.


     Subscriber Francisco Calle from Spain photographed many gargoyles in his country, and has posted dozens of them on Flickr. He has also published books on the gargoyles of the Cathedrals of Oviedo‚ La Asuncion de Coria‚ San Antolin de Palencia. Learn more on his website.


     Remember to Visit my Facebook page, to find my latest works and news updates.


Here is a clickable summary of the addresses in this issue:

Aurora Public Arts gallery
Almora Bed and Breakfast
Trajan relief medallion
My Facebook page
Francesco's Flicker photos
Francisco's books


You can read more issues online:

Issue 7        Mythology of gargoyles, the Zoroastrian Farohar
Issue 10      Why sculpt gargoyles? Notre Dame and Toronto gargoyles
Issue 32     
Narita, Japan
Issue 33      Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Valentines gargoyles
Issue 51     
Stonecarvers Guild, New York Gargoyles, Frank Lloyd Wright Fountain
Issue 68     
Dublin, My new studio, Jackson Park Bridge, student questions, wedding registry
Issue 81      Aurora Dream Cycles Show, Almora B&B, Emperor Trajan, Facebook
  Special pages created to accompany newsletter issues:
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Antique Italian Cars
Architectural vandalism
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Calvary Cemetery
Carving the Indiana Museum gargoyles
Des Moines, Iowa
Dublin, Ireland
Gargoyle Tattoos
Jackson Park Animal Bridge
Las Vegas
My New Studio
Orvieto, Italy
Prague, Czech Republic
San Diego, Balboa Park
Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
Volterra Italy
Zimbabwe Sculpture in Atlanta

Back to Top...