Centred by Stanley Mutanga in Springstone
The Owl is one of Stanley Mutanga's most important figures. He notes that the owl is not always seen to be a wonderful creature by people in southern Africa. It often represents misfortune or danger and is associated with the mysteries and uncertainties of the night, the time during which owls are most active.
Nevertheless, Stanley views owls as an animal which deserves careful artistic attention. They have a fantastic, easily-recognizable form which crosses cultures easily, and his owls often resonate with collectors in Canada who have their own experiences with this remarkable bird.
This sculpture, simply titled CENTRED, references the importance of calm mindfulness. An owl sits erect and motionless on a branch, only its head swivelling, pivoting in the direction of food or danger.