Copper Owls Wall Art FIRST DATE on a Recycled Wood Mount
The FIRST DATE Copper Owls Wall Art started as two individual owls to go on wall. I like making owls because I think they are such beautiful creatures. After I had done the sawing both the owls were on my annealing pan (which is round) and looked like they were both sitting side by side but avoiding looking at each other. I moved them about and jokingly said “Go on talk to each other, you two look like you are on a first date!”
And from there the design just evolved.
Both the owls have been hand sawn and then given interesting textures using various hammers and stamps. I put the the branch through the rolling mill to get the lovely texture on it. I am really pleased with this fun piece.
Once finished I mounted the FIRST DATE Copper Owls sculpture on a wooden back made out of salvaged pallet wood. The diameter of the wooden back is 12 inches.
This piece was first exhibited at the ESC Artists Autumn exhibition Stamford Are Centre in October-November 2018.
Commissions welcome for similar fun designs.