Artwork Description

Drawing on paper

Signed on the front.

(Glaucidium californicum)

Soft and solemn.

She may be tiny, but she is fierce. Star spotted crown and striped vest, she is perched and ready to fulfil her important owly duties.

Pygmy owls of all species (and there is some 29) seem to contain the same amount of fierceness and attitude as their larger cousins, all wrapped in a tiny package. Perhaps it is the shape of their brow that adds to that supposition, but I think their stance and gaze, and well-armed toes supports the same.

The name of this piece was inspired by the poetry of Mary Oliver, who wrote many words about owls, their at once mysterious and wholly grounded nature, and connection to all facets of the web of life.

Artwork comes shipped flat with a protective acid free mat frame and backing, ready for you to take to a professional framer and have beautifully matted and framed to match your heart and home.

Reference with permission by Lydia Ripplinger @lydebug

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Graphite Pencil on Fabriano Artisico 100% Cotton Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper 640gsm

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