A winged, bearded half humanoid creature holds its fingers in its ears. Like other similar gargoyles, it represents “evil refusing to listen to the word of God.”
At the time of the competition in 1959-60, the winning designer, Rosemary Lee, was a English literature major at Mt. Holyoke College. It was carved in the 1970s by John Guarente.
“Evil Too” is one of 112 gargoyles and grotesques across the Cathedral, which act as water spouts to divert water away from the building. Gargoyles carry away excess water via pipe running through their mouths; grotesques deflect rainwater by bouncing it off the top of their heads, noses or other fanciful body parts. They are often (but not always) carved in the form of fantastic or imaginary animals or humans.