Mysterious Visitor – Barn owl, (1987)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 950, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 28 3/8″ x 20″
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Located in Duxbury MA
I will never get tired of painting owls. In fact, I would like to paint a series of owls that shows all the different species common in the United States. The barn owl is a species common to both the new and the old worlds, but it is declining at an alarming rate in Europe.
In Europe, the barn owl is called the “church owl” because it mostly nests in the towers of high buildings such as churches and castles. As owls do not worry overmuch about keeping their nesting places clean, priests and castles owners began to close the owls’ accesses to their buildings. The abundant use of insecticides and pesticides and the obstruction of the owl’s passages are the main reason for the European decline of the barn owl.
I feel that I am very fortunate to be able to travel and do fieldwork, and to be able to get to see a bird that is becoming very rare in my own country.