There is an expression—the ‘jizz’ of birds—that indefinable essence of the bird within. In this limited edition bronze barn owl sculptor Michael Simpson has captured it here.
Created in a series of three limited editions, these are truly owls of the countryside, flying, swooping, landing; their character is all there, as well as their vitality. What happens next is imagined by the viewer, almost—but not quite—seen. That is the inherent magic of these stunning bronzes, which, despite their smaller stature, are cast in the manner of any major piece.
In a limited edition of 250, this lovely bronze, Barn Owl Flying, will be appreciated by all who love owls in particular, as well as wildlife and art in general. It is 90mm (3 1/2in) tall, weighs 80 grams, and will enhance any mantelpiece, side table or desk.
RRP £80. CCUK £69.