A new statue has made an appearance at the Canisius College campus. The 1,500-pound bronze statue of the Golden Griffin is located at 2001 Main Street. The 6’x8′ cast bronze sculpture is clearly visible from Main Street, adding to a number of other ‘front door’ enhancements made by the college recently, including new lawn signs. According to Public Relations at the college, the Undergraduate Student Association (USA) donated $95,000 towards the commissioning of the griffin, which happens to be their mascot.
The griffin was sculpted by Mark Palmerton (co-owner of the Crucible Foundry in Norman, OK). Notice the amazing detail that went into the work of art – the features are bold and striking. The sculpture was installed this past spring, as a source of pride for the students and alumni. This public work of art is for everyone to enjoy and is a fine addition to Buffalo’s impressive stockpile of statues that can be found throughout the city.