Omni the Owl
Omni the owl is a night flyer who has some crow in her lineage. As such she loves to collect little items dropped by other creatures and use those to play dress-up. Omni is a cross species dresser, truth be told. So, if you see an owl wearing things that seem a little out of place, just know you may have had an Omni sighting. Lucky you!
Omni the Owl by Betsy Youngquist is part of an ongoing series of found object masks celebrating the interconnected web of life on planet Earth. This mask was made using a wooden foundry form from Memphis, TN. These foundry forms were used to create sand casted molds in Memphis during the first half of the last century. Parts for trains, ships, and streetcars were manufactured through this process.
-Old glass doll eyes (Germany)
-Natural Mediterranean coral beads
-Brass bead (Africa)
-Swarovski glass rhinestones (Austria)
-Antique glass beads (Italy 1800s)
-Antique Sherpa Coral (glass beads made to imitate coral for the Sherpa people of Nepal)
-Metal woven bead fragments from a purse (France)
-Repurposed fur from an old article of clothing
-Amazon parrot feather (Louisiana parrot mom)