The first sculpture in the Blue Moon Series. This is a one-half life size sculpture of an endangered Northern Spotted Owl holding a small blue moon he has tasted. Limited edition bronze in Silver Russet Sequoia patina. Alex Alvis' Blue Moon Series depicts threatened and endangered species animals that humans may be lucky enough to see "once in a blue moon". This sculpture, "Owl Ate the Blue Moon" is a Northern Spotted Owl, (Strix Occidentalis Caurina) holding a small blue moon from which he has taken a bite. Original sculpted and carved from a unique air drying paperclay and recreated in a bronze.
Casting aside traditional sculpting mediums, Alvis began her professional career using an unusual air-dry paperclay for her original sculpture. The necessity of inventing her own creative path with this unique medium contributes to the signature look of her creations. Using paperclay requires a long rigorous work process lasting many months, but the unusual properties of this medium have helped Alvis discover the artistic world she always searched for. Equines are a favorite subject. To Alvis, horses emotionally evoke the desire woman still have today for freedom, and for the recognition that women have unique strengths, talents and values equal to or exceeding that of anyone. Alvis graduated with a BA from USF in 1998 and works full time in her Northern Colorado studio. Her award winning sculpture is internationally collected and represented exclusively through galleries from Vail, Colorado to Beijing, China.
Take a look at the beautiful work on her website www.espritequine.com