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.