Midnight Flight

Several years ago we had a Great Horned Owl roosting in our Willow tree during the day.  He had been injured and was missing one eye.  I was able to take several pictures which inspired  me to create him in fabric,  I also gave him back his missing eye.  The background features a painted sky, old buildings, melting snow, and a rabbit on the run in the far right.  The snow was created with painted fabric, dyed silk organzas, glitter tulle, and heat distressed paint.  The foreground is the swooping owl which was constructed by painting and inking each feather and thread painting over fabric and wool rovings.  The bushes and grasses were thread painted and some include raffia to give them more texture.

62" x 42"

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