This is a small project I’ve been playing with in the studio. The initial idea was to move away from birds that were so representative of a particular species, to not feel so loyal to my bird books. I imagined this as an art deco owl. Then the idea shifted to do the whole bird out of a single piece of stone, playing with the grain more than color. I like it, but am thinking about introducing another stone as the breast. The black stone to the left is likely the background once I get there.
Since I started this post, I changed out some elements, to create more visual interest, but stay tight in the same color family.