Tawny Owl - 2020

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered Edition of 12, Dated 2020
11,000 Inc. VAT
46cm long x 87cm high x 53cm wide / 18" x 34" x 21"
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Britain's commonest owl, the Tawny owl is responsible for the familiar ‘twit twoo’ call heard at night. A nocturnal bird, like most owls they fly silently. They tend to hunt from a perch, waiting to hear the movement of their prey and then dropping down on to them. During the day, they roost, well-hidden.

Hamish has sculpted this much-loved bird about to alight on a perch, with legs extended and wings outstretched. Definitely something we'd all like to see in our gardens, Tawny Owl 2020 makes a fine focal point outside or would work equally well as a free-standing indoor sculpture.

 

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modelling tawny owl in clay
making clay tawny owl
making the tawny owl sculpture

The Tawny Owl is one of my favourite birds. I love hearing them hooting at night in the garden! During a walk, mid-lockdown, I disturbed one in the woods near our house and watched it fly off. The last owl I sculpted was in repose, this time I wanted to show one in motion, just coming in to land, legs and wings outstretched.