Dog-Head

I saw this little stone lions head on a fountain in Rome. Of course the esthetic quality and craftsmanship of the stone head are to be admired in itself. However, there is a more subtile contrast in this photograph. The weathered look of the stone, caused by the eroding force of water, makes a beautiful contrast with te life giving power of that same water which is represented by the little plant on the right side of the lions head.