The owl was a bird of prophecy and wisdom in many ancient cultures. Its wide eyes seem to miss nothing and when an owl moves it seems calculated. Even though the colors and designs on the owl are human interpretations, the perched look is defiantly natural. The artist uses capiz shell on the wings to highlight the reflective nature of some of the owl’s feathers.
The basic frame of the owl is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration.