Earnest Owl

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in blog, Sculpture | 3 Comments
Earnest Owl

Earnest Owl

Although he stands at attention in all his finery, Earnest Owl serves no earthly function other than to make you smile. He so desparately wants to help. You can see it in his eyes, which seem to say “Please, tell me I’m good.”

Owls are irresitable. We humans seem to project all our emotions onto their expressive faces, whether it be mystery, melancholy, intelligence, or in the case of Earnest, insecurity. Plus, they are just plain cute. It must be the big head and eyes that triggers that baby response in us.

Earnest is the most recent addtion in a line of owls that started with a commission simply called “Owl”, who has owlish glass eyes. A pair of barn owls settled into a good home this winter and last month, Officious Owl crossed the pond to live with a lovely couple in quaint village outside London. (Seems fitting for all those Harry Potter fans.) I don’t think I’ll ever get over my owl obsession. I would love for them all to leave the nest to make room for more owls.

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Check out a master owl maker, Ann Woods, who constructs her creations from vintage fabrics. Her owls are *all* attitude. Ann was included in a fabulous book called The New Artisans, which highlights artistic work from crafts people around the world.

Ann Woods Owl

Ann Woods Owl

3 Comments

  1. Karen Wolf
    Jun 20, 2013

    Well, owl be darned – isn’t he just the cutest owl ever? You never cease to amaze me with each new piece of art you create, Sarah. You’re absolutely right, owls are special, no matter what expression they take on.

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  2. sarah hage
    Jun 20, 2013

    Thanks Karen. Earnest will be relieved that you think so.

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  3. Marilyn Keane
    Jun 21, 2013

    He’s adorable, Sarah!

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