dad did this owl sculpture in the 1960's
a funny detail... the eyes came from a leopard skin rug that was in my greet grandparents cabin in the adirondacks . the leopards head was stepped on so many times that these glass eyes came out!
anyway he used the eyes and old nails and bits of rust collected from their trips to maine ( where i was conceived) . He made it when they were dating.
they were married from 1968 to 1990 or so...not sure about that cuz it got dragged on and on
during the divorce and divide of EVERYTHING, mom claimed she didn't know where the owl was and never gave it back to my father until her house caught on fire a few years ago. the owl emerged out of the water soaked basement!
my dad says she had selective amnesia about the things she didnt want to give up but the owl is now happily back with my father and my mother often comes by for tea! they are good friends now.