Curiously, the idea of gargoyles as protectors of certain domains spans across multiple cultures. Examples of gargoyle art are seen in both Eastern and Western cultures, as well in tribal island cultures where wooden totems are used instead of stone. Cultural images like 'Face in Stone on Buildings Wall' and 'Carving Statue' are examples of non-Western influenced gargoyle art.
Although gargoyle art is grounded in reality, these statue prints are often considered fantastic creature paintings. This additional categorization is largely because of the grotesque, demonic shapes that are commonly used in gargoyle design rather than out of any fantastic properties modernly associated with gargoyles.