3D Paper Sculpture of a Barn Owl Original Artwork

3D Paper Sculpture of a Barn Owl Original Artwork


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The Barn Owl in this 3D sculpture was taken from his nest early in life and raised by a man with a dark beard. He "imprinted" on this individual. But, the individual had to give him up to a Nature Center because he really couldn't take care of him as he matured into a full grown Barn Owl. Fortunately the Center not only has facilities which are appropriate to keep the owl, but a gentle man who also has a dark beard works there so the Barn Owl is completely satisfied to live there.

This is an original 3D paper sculpture. Not a photo representation of it.

The Screech Owl Paper Sculpture is made from acid free duplex stock paper. Each piece of paper is cut out with an X-Acto knife and then painted with gouache paint on all sides including the edges of the paper. Each individual piece must throughly dry and then be burnished with a bone burnishing tool to the correct shape. That piece is then glued down on the acid free mat board and the next layer is started on. Each feather has to dry in the correct position before the next can be placed. It seems to take forever.

The 16" x 20" Barn Owl paper sculpture is being sold unframed to keep costs down. But, if you are interested in the wooden shadow box frame with glass siliconed into place which has been built for him please let me know.

"Barney" is more than 2" deep so it casts its own shadows as the light moves during the day. If a light can be directed on it in the evening, it makes the Owl almost seem to jump off the wall. It doesn't have to be a special spot light or anything expensive - it can be hung above a table lamp and that seems to work too!

I will ship your sculpture to you within 2 days of receiving cleared payment. The sculpture will be well packaged to protect it during shipping.

For orders outside of the United States, please contact me before placing your order and I will check shipping costs on an individual basis.

Thank you for looking!