Great Horned Owl Mandala Fine Art Print – Dreams of the Hunt

$49.00

Great horned owl mandala fine art print is 12″ by 12″ on cotton rag, acid-free paper using pigment inks. Created using a photo of Phoenix, the resident great horned owl at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Aviary near McHenry, Maryland. The constellation Orion is represented in the center and the overall piece is mean to evoke an eye. The blind bird, no longer able to hunt, nevertheless is still dreaming of the hunt.

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Great horned owl mandala fine art print on cotton rag, acid-free paper using pigment inks. Print is 12" by 12" with 1" white border, exactly as shown. Prints are wrapped in tissue or packaged in a plastic sleeve, sandwiched between sheets of cardboard or backer board, and shipped flat in a stiffened bubble mailer. Free shipping is included. Tracking and insurance are included.

About the Paper. I print on Red River Paper’s acid-free 60-lb Polar Matte paper. This heavy, ultra-smooth, bright white paper produces prints with bold color, smooth tones, and outstanding contrast. The non-reflective surface of Polar Matte preserves and enhances all the fine details of my work.

About the Inks. I use pigment inks, which resist fading. If you frame your print using UV acylic or glass and hang it away from bright light, the chances of it fading before fifty years have elapsed is very low. Your print will stay vibrant throughout your lifetime and beyond.

About the artwork. This digital collage, titled Dreams of the Hunt, was created from a photo of Phoenix, the great horned owl at Deep Creek Lake State Park Aviary in western Maryland. This artwork suggests an eye that incorporates eight blind owls with an image of Phoenix’s good eye at center. The constellation Orion the Hunter glows in the blind owl’s “mind’s eye”.

Phoenix, like his fiery namesake, rose from the ashes of his old life to be reborn an ambassador at the aviary. He was found with a badly broken wing, a damaged beak, and a swollen eye. After losing the sight in his eye, Phoenix was no longer able to hunt and was deemed non-releasable. The great horned is the heaviest owl in North America and hunts small to medium sized mammals, birds, and reptiles out and about in forest or field at night. It’s at night, too, that you’ll hear the great horned owl’s distinctive deep hoots.

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Dimensions12 × 12 × 05 in

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Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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