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Guelph unveils unusual statue

Everyone’s taking photos with the gryphon

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University of Guelph’s gryphon

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.