A freestanding, life-size
sculpture made entirely of copper and secured onto a solid redwood
This majestic owl is perched
quietly surveying his territory, on a Night Watch. Claws firmly
planted into the redwood branch upon which he sits.
A lovely cattail with reeds
made of copper springs to life from the heart of this stunning
The redwood burl base was
carefully selected for its special qualities of color and form.
The branch is sanded smooth while the burl contains much contrasting
All wood is sealed in numerous
coats of natural finish to enhance the stunning differences in
Each individual feather,
and there are more than 1,000 of them, is hand cut and separately
brazed into place one at a time. With feathers of such small
scale, this is an extremely difficult process and time consuming
The copper owl and cattail
are heat treated for dramatic natural copper color variations.
The contrasting reeds and
leaves are finished in a hand painted custom patina to create
the multiple blue green color tones. These colors will continue
to evolve and change with time.
Copper is the only medium
which allows the art to continue painting itself over time.
A spectacular presentation
for any nature lover.
garden art taken to a new level of expertise.
Life size copper
wildlife sculptures, like this Brown Owl perched on a redwood
burl, are created using copper techniques learned from the Masters
in charge of the Statue of Liberty restoration.
Each one custom
built by hand, made in the USA.
to the Sculpture Gallery