The concept started in 2016, from an experience with a great horned owl…
From there it took on a life of its own, and finally in 2019 the work was finished.
The Legend of Pontotoc
Influenced by the area, and the history of Pontotoc, this piece was completed in epoxy resin and the wood found in Pontotoc county. The finish is patina bronze on the owl with copper undertones The title of the piece comes from the Chickasaw Indian’s fable of the owl, and its job being a guardian for the dead. The entire piece is sealed in non yellowing epoxy and is suitable for outdoor display. Its 39″ tall and little over 50 lbs, so bolting to a concrete slab is not necessary. At a later date, this piece will be installed in Pontotoc at the outdoor music pavilion.
What makes this piece unique, is the combination of natural elements. Referred to assembled sculpture art, it combines natural wood and clay resin, along with colored shells. It was a joy to start this project and to finally see if come to completion.