Despite owls sometimes being a negative symbol for Native Americans, the artist has said this Owl portrays Hope. This picture is a tribute to his father as the Owl was his father's spirit animal and the owl brings the connection to his father full circle.
The artist drew this design by hand using a crosshatching technique and shaded it with sharpies and a detailing pen. It was drawn on 9 x 12 drawing paper and is printed on photo paper. This print is 11 x 14.
The local artist is Dennis Metcalf, a member of the Hunkpati Oyate (Crow Creek Tribe) in South Dakota. For more info on Dennis, visit our blogs by clicking on the link below.