Final Second

  1. pic of bird in bronze

The owl closes in on the weasel from a low angle. This scene works as a certain drama but, more importantly as art, the nearly enclosed open space beneath the owl results in a strong visual composition. The low, braking wings work above and to the sides of the same space to envelope it and offer a powerful view from any point on the perimeter. The scene is compelling not because of the event but because of the relationship of its parts in the visual sense.

If, in your mind the prey escapes, the owl goes hungry. Nature will have its way, violent or otherwise. And above it all there is beauty and purpose if we look for it.

2008         9 ½” X 4 ½” X 8”         Edition Size: 20

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