The Barn Owl is my favorite owl. I love them all, but there’s something about that encircled face…
I found a Barn Owl on Highway 1 in CA between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.
The feathers that make the circle around the face are very tiny and very stiff. The chest feathers are so very soft.
How incredible, haunting and sad an experience this was. I’ll never forget it.
This is a VERY small sculpture: 3″, which means details are a bit more difficult to execute.