This slide-show displays photos of some excellent gargoyle inspired artwork made by students participating in the Skills Development art sessions I’ve been teaching this academic year. These pieces were created after a visit to Bristol cathedral to view the building’s gargoyles, grotesques and other stone carvings.
The students (and learning support staff) also contributed their vocals towards an atmospheric soundtrack intended to complement their visual work (and inspired by the throat derived origins of the word gargoyle and the open, gurgling mouths of these carvings). The group listened to examples of throat singing, practiced the technique and then individually recorded their own interpretations. Some students preferred to supply a monstrous roar to the soundtrack. The collected recordings were layered up and a reverb effect was added.