Gerald Painter

"Dogtown Denizen"

Walnut burl

13" x 11" x 4"

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Burrowing Owl

After Montana’s long winters, I always look forward to the return of Burrowing Owls. I consistently find nesting pairs in the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park which is a short drive rom my home. The comical antics of the owls and the prairie dogs are always fun to watch. The Burrowing Owls have been the subject of numerous detailed miniature carvings that I have done over the years. I have recently been doing some looser work in Walnut and enjoy the slightly less technical process.