Art on the Corner: ‘Owl’
SCULPTURE: “Owl” is perched in front of Summit Canyon Mountaineering, on the south side of the 400 block of Main Street.
ARTIST: Louis DeAngelis of Fort Collins (http://www.deangestone.com).
DESCRIPTION: The Yule marble piece is 14 inches tall. The interpretively carved stone has several graduated areas detailing the owl’s feathered layers, its beak and round eyes. If viewing the stone from an angle, one only sees the various layers. When looked at straight on, the subtle details of the owl’s features emerge.
INSPIRATION: The owl was carved early in DeAngelis’ marble experience during a visit to Marble, and he was inspired by the natural surroundings to creating the piece.
“It represents being more observant to what is around you,” DeAngelis said. “The owl has the big eyes and can see so much. The nature in Marble — all you have to do is go there and you know what I’m talking about.”
“When you’re there your vision is wide, like the owl. There’s so much going on ... the artists, the surrounding nature, the river, the little town, the whole experience,” he said.
PAST ENTRIES: DeAngelis submitted to the Art in the Corner for the first time in 2009. “Oasis” was a marble bench that was inspired by the warm, dry climate in Grand Junction.