Wisdom in Flight

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$2,500.00

Owls represent wisdom and helpfulness and have powers of prophecy.

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Alicia Puig
Alicia Puig Critic

May 13, 2022

I have always found owls enchanting and Cotnoir's "Wisdom in Flight" is no exception. The hooting bird's form swoops powerfully toward the viewer with both wings outstretched. If encountering this scene in nature, one would very likely immediately tense in fear, but in this painting, the captured moment comes across as majestic - a sublime reminder of the power and grace of these nocturnal birds of prey. Various abstract patterns decorate the owl's wings, body, and tail feathers. Painted in tones of umber and russet, they stand out from the patterns in the background of the composition. Behind the owl, one finds a multitude of wave-like forms in sky blue that mimic the movement of wind or intermittent, wispy clouds on an otherwise clear day. These are accompanied by sections with repeating eyes, a nod to the owl's symbolic links to wisdom, observant listening, intuition, and supernatural powers. Below the owl are graphic patterns in muted shades of purple, green, and garnet, adding further visual interest to the composition as a whole.

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Rosemary Cotnoir

May 15, 2022

Thank you Ms. Puig for your kind words!

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Alicia Puig
Alicia Puig Critic

May 16, 2022

You're very welcome :)

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Rosemary Cotnoir
Creator
Category
Metaphysical, Nature
Type
Painting - Framed
Materials
Acrylic, Canvas
Dimensions
30.00 inches wide
40.00 inches tall
1.25 inches deep
Weight
10.00 lbs
Location
Westbrook, CT, US
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