"This piece is part of a series of animals I have been working on for a while now. It was originally part of a larger totem piece with a Bengal tiger, but after creating the piece I realized the animals were powerful enough to live in their own space so I broke the piece up into the individual animals.
A lot of my artwork is loaded with symbolism and sacred geometry. I was getting lots of visions about owls and symbols of wisdom. One night I set out for a hike up in the mountains and at the trail head saw the silhouette of a very large owl. It looked like a statue as the moonlight highlighted it's massive body. When I got closer to it, it stretched out it's long wings and I stood there frozen taking in the moment of seeing this powerful bird rise above me. I couldn't make out a lot of the detail but could feel it's strong presence. I felt very inspired to recreate that moment."
- Chris Saunders