Lovebirds by Stanley Mutanga in Green Opal
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 "lovebirds" references his belief that all creatures, human and animal, are capable and worthy of love. Not all humans have the best relationship with owls, but if you carefully study owl society, you will surely find love.