Hibou - Ghost Owl


When I  lived in France I watched the ghostly image of a Barn Owl hunting in the moonlight. The owl was killed by a fox and I found its remains. This one wing survived in immaculate condition and in what remained of its gut was the foetus of a mouse, which is displayed in formaldehyde in the bottle. 

Mediums: wood, gesso, glass, taxidermy, plaster, gold leaf, sealing wax, metal

540w x 770h x 190d mm