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This spectacular large Owl is a resident of the Forest right across North America. It is a thrill to hear the deep-throated Whoo - Whoo -Whoo call in the evenings as the Owl communicates with its mate at their nest. The Great Horned Owl is the earliest bird to lay its eggs in the depth of Winter beginning in February. The nest is usually built high in the canopy of  Deciduous forests.  This magnificent owl is a powerful predator for the control of rodents.

The Frame is  7" x 7" square stained Hardwood. Round opening is 5" dia. Artwork is covered with a Clear Domed glass lens.

Giving rise to an idea for a carving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re an Author, a Painter or any other creative pursuit a project has to begin with an idea! How does an artist generate an idea for a carving subject? Almost all of my inspiration comes from the natural world and I am equally delighted by all creatures, large or small. A small Hummingbird is incredibly beautiful as is North America’s largest deer, the Moose. The fragility of a small Butterfly must convey that delicate fragility in the carving in addition to the startling beauty of its design. The power and size of the Moose must also be expressed. The final piece may take days or weeks to complete and once completed, the wood must be sealed with a durable finish and left to cure in preparation for casting a mold. The sealing and painting process must not lose or diminish any of the fine details of the hand-carved original. 

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