Here is my first attempt at a Gnomon Contest.
I was inspired by a Longshan Temple in Taipei (Taiwan) which has a lot of amazing ornaments. take a look over here
(sadly I stayed away from modeling them
: not comfortable enough with Zbrush yet)
It's been a lot of R&D for my part, I'm still not totally happy with what I came up with (I still might do some tweaking) but heh I'll do better next time, it's a matter of experiencing different things and those contests are a great way to find inspiration and motivation.
Good luck everyone.