The University of Guelph unveiled an unusual statue this weekend to mark its 50th anniversary, leading to an explosion of photos on social media.
The five-metre-high bronze sculpture is an artistic interpretation of a gryphon, a mythical creature with the head, talons and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. It’s also the mascot of the Ontario school’s athletics teams.
The statue was created by Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse, known as FASTWURMS, who teach at Guelph, along with a two master of fine art graduates, Nicole Vogelzang and Dustin Wilson. It cost $300,000 to build, which was covered entirely by donations.
Here are a few more shots from Twitter and Instagram.