Barn owl on branch

Barn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for ConservationBarn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for ConservationBarn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for ConservationBarn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for ConservationBarn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for ConservationBarn owl on branch | Sculpture by Martyn Bednarczuk | Artists for Conservation
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Barn owl on branch

Sculpture
Dimensions:
17.00" H x 13.00" W x 14.00" D
Medium:
Wood (Wood, gesso, acrylic paint)
Year Completed:
2023
Subject(s):
Barn owl
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 10% to Artists for Conservation (AFC) from sale of this work.
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Price: $3,700 USD

Martyn's carving of a life-size Barn Owl, handcarved out of lime wood and hand-painted, the level of detail and realism he achieved in the sculpture is impressive, and it's clear that he put a lot of care and effort into creating it. The fact that Martyn saw a real barn owl in the countryside as he was walking only adds to the significance of his sculpture, he saw the mist rising over the lake and the ghostly figure of the owl flying silently past him. This experience gave Martyn a deeper appreciation and understanding of the creature he was sculpting, which would have undoubtedly influenced the final creation. Martyn's carving of the Barn Owl is a beautiful and captivating piece of art that is both technically impressive and emotionally resonant. The Barn Owl The barn owl (Tyto alba) is a widely distributed species of owl found across much of the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. These nocturnal birds of prey are known for their heart-shaped face, pale plumage, and silent flight, which allows them to hunt in near darkness without alerting their prey. Despite their adaptability and wide range, barn owls face a number of environmental pressures that threaten their survival. One of the biggest threats to barn owls is habitat loss and fragmentation, as their traditional nesting sites in tree cavities, abandoned buildings, and barns are destroyed or modified. The use of pesticides and rodenticides can also impact their food supply, as these chemicals can kill the small mammals that barn owls rely on for food. Climate change is another environmental pressure affecting barn owls, as rising temperatures and changing weather patterns can disrupt the timing of breeding and migration, alter the availability of prey, and increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. In addition to these natural and human-induced pressures, barn owls are also vulnerable to collisions with vehicles and structures such as wind turbines, which can cause serious injury or death. As apex predators, barn owls play an important role in maintaining the balance of their ecosystems, and their decline can have cascading effects on other species and ecological processes. Conservation efforts for barn owls typically involve a combination of habitat restoration, protection, and management, as well as the use of non-toxic pest control methods and public education and outreach. By addressing these environmental pressures and working to maintain healthy populations of barn owls, we can help ensure that these fascinating and important birds continue to thrive for generations to come.

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