I recently installed another public art sculpture commission, this time for the Oak Bay district of Victoria, BC. This sculpture, along with 13 others, will on Oak Bay Ave for one year. When I thought of the theme for this year's 'ArtsAlive' exhibition: ‘Looking Forward’ and Oak Bay's theme of ‘Happiness Under the Oaks’ I thought of a happy little owl holding an umbrella made of oak leaves. The rainy weather isn’t bringing this Great Horned Owl down as he dances along the street. The owl is made from Black Walnut that was harvested close by - thank you to Janine and Jer for this great piece of wood! The post is Douglas fir driftwood from the west coast of the island. The umbrella pole is an arbutus tree that died of natural causes in our backyard and the oak leaves are made of white oak wood. My 3yr old son, John, named the owl 'Connie' - which seems fitting, so I think that will be its name. There is a year long People's Choice competition and the winner's piece will be purchased by Oak Bay and installed permanently. You can vote by scanning the QR code of your favorite sculpture. Thanks to Abstract Developments for sponsoring my sculpture!
More info on Arts Alive Oak Bay 2016 click here