Category: Owls

Two Cute Hoots

Aegolius acadius

This delightful piece portrays the friendliest of the owls. A bit of artistic license is seen in this interpretation of a Floyd Scholz design-they could certainly be love birds. Actually, we now know what happens in the woods on cold nights.

The birds are carved of tupelo, the base is carved broad-leaf maple. It is in a private collection.

Winter Surprise

[Strix nebulosa]

This commissioned piece depicts the hunting ability of the Great Gray Owl who hunts through snow by means of its acute sense of hearing. The drama of the hunt is yet to be played out. Will the field mouse survive? The sculpture is 17” tall, the Owl has 24” wingspan and is 15 “ tall. It is a one-half scale representation.

The base is white cedar. The mouse and owl are of tupelo painted with acrylics. Both animals are cantilevered on single digits.

Twilight Tango

Aegolius acadius

This commissioned piece depicts the dance of survival as played out in a snowy pine forest under a full moon. The quiet stealth of the diminutive hunter has been detected at the last second by the alarmed prey. Will the chickadee escape the saw-whet?

Both full-sized birds and the stump are made of tupelo. The pine branch is made of steel and supports the owl with only four needles. All are painted with acrylics. The base is walnut.

Miniature Snowy Owl

Nyctea scandiaca

Typically a bird of the tundra, these beautiful large owls have been seen in the U.S. as far south as Oklahoma.

This miniature is 4X6 inches. The striking translucence of the alabaster captures the ethereal nature of these hunters. The piece is even more striking when back-lit. It is available for purchase.

Winter Strike

Strix nebulosa

This piece captures the moment of a winter kill. The owl, having heard its prey under the snow, banks in and is about to pounce through the surface. One talon has touched the snow. The entire piece is suspended on the single talon.

This miniature stands 8 inches high. It is made of tupelo, as is the snow and the base is basswood. It has been purchased by a private collector.

Red Phase Screech Owl on Book

Otus asio

Screech owls are either in red or gray phase. This phase is not based on age, sex, or season. They are found in deciduous forests of north America.

This whimsical piece infers the capabilities of this breed as rodent exterminators. The bird is of tupelo, the base is redwood, and the book is of basswood. It is in a private collection.

Screech Owl in Pine Tree

Otus asio

The Eastern gray morph screech owl is a frequent woodland hunter. The camouflage of its markings blends remarkably well with many tree barks.

The full-sized bird is of tupelo, the pine needles are copper wire, the tree is tupelo and pine and the base is walnut. It is in a private collection.

Screech Owl

Otus asio

This screech owl is proud of its catch as it perches atop a mossy tree root. Owls are prolific mousers.

This life-sized piece is completely made of tupelo. It is in a private collection.

Saw-Whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus

This saw-whet owl perches comfortably on a pine branch, silently observing its surroundings.

This life-size carving, completed in 2004, was commissioned for the private collection of an ornithologist.

Perching Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Majestically perched on a branch, this great horned owl surveys its domain with hypnotic calm. This award-winner was carved from tupelo wood and completed in 2001.

This carving received an Honorable Mention at the 32nd Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition (2002), in the category of Novice Decorative Miniature Wildfowl – Birds of Prey. It is in a private collection.

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