“The Guardian Monument”by: John Maisano
Bronze Owl Sculpture
As with Crusader (Horse), in this case I was drawn to an unusual pose. Birds sometimes will cool their bodies in the heat of the day by opening their wings in this manner. I saw this pose as guarding. I created this sculpture to represent his guarding over the nocturnal seasons, as shown by the full moon on the front of the base and the half moon on the back.
John Maisano is fascinated by the artistic designs found in Celtic, African, Inuit and Tribal art which he incorporates into his sculptures. Each sculpture is inscribed with intricate designs derived from natural forms and structures. His sculptures range in size from treasures that can be held in the palm of one’s hand to larger-than-life monuments. His work focuses on graceful interpretations of animals shaped in a way that captures the life force of each animal and transforms it into something more.
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 20
Dimensions: 48.5"H 17"W 12"D
Style: Art Deco