Big Barney Owl
Gary Sheath named this black-stoned owl “Big Barney”. The face of this owl makes it most distinct. Both the eyes and mouth are unique amongst Inuit faces – more like some shaman and transformation faces. The owl’s beak is formed for hooting. The heart-shaped face also adds to this sculpture’s aesthetic value. This Arctic-stone sculpture is almost 35 years old. Lovely feather detail and magenta highlights. Condition consistent with age - chip in head.
Artist: Garry Sheath, Aug. 4, 1981
Dimensions: 6"/15cm x 3"/7.5cm x 2.5"/6.5cm
Weight: 2.5 lbs