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Owl wood carvings by Mark Madden

About Mark Madden

Mark Madden has been woodcarving since 1992. He became fascinated with wood carving after seeing a carving of a Saw-Whet Owl in a Gift shop in North Conway, New Hampshire where his parents lived. The idea that it was just a piece of wood totally amazed him. His obsession with owls and woodcarving was born at that time.

Mark believes there is something mystical and magical about owls. Many people may have heard owls at night, but relatively few people have ever seen an owl in their natural habitat. They are mostly nocturnal and secretive. Their main defense is camouflage.
"I'm very lucky to live where I do where I can hear the Great Horned and Screech Owls at night and the Snowy Owls come to visit in the winter."
Living near the Ocean of Cape Cod, he comes across driftwood on a regular basis. Mark likes to envision how the driftwood can be used in a composition with one of his carvings. What better compliment to nature than using it to put a carving on. Creativity is a gift. Mark feels very blessed to have a creative outlet that helps him share his love of nature.

Mark is always looking for Arts and Crafts Shows and Art Galleries that would like to display his work.

You can visit Mark's website Obsessed with Owls, or check out his Facebook page.

Owl Carvings (Page 1 of 2)

Northern Saw-whet Owl Carving
Northern Saw-Whet Owl (Life Size) Seminar Bird carved with Al Jordan at The Lake Placid Woodcarving Experience.
Great Horned Owl Carving
Great Horned Owl (Miniature) "This is one of those pieces of driftwood that when I found I said to myself I must make some kind of carving composition with this. I love the gnarly, twisted, weathered look. My idea for the composition was to turn the root upside down and create a feeling of weightlessness. Fitting the owl to the branch was just one of the elements of this carving, leaning forward ever so slightly to create the illusion of movement, like it's spotted its next meal. I also have it connected to the base by just a simple point, which adds to the feeling of weightlessness."
Screech Owl Carving
Red Phased Screech Owl (Life Size) Carved by Mark with private lessons from Al Jordan in Rochester, New York.
Screech Owl Carving
Red Phased Screech Owl (Miniature)
Great Horned Owl Carving
Great Horned Owl (Miniature) On a unique piece of driftwood leaning forward ever so slightly to create the illusion of movement, like it's spotted its next meal.
Northern Pygmy Owl Carving
Northern Pygmy Owl (Life Size) Seminar Bird carved with Al Jordan in Ft. Myers, Florida with the Southwest Florida Woodcarvers.
Barred Owl Carving
Barred Owl (Miniature) Seminar Bird carved by Mark at the Vermont Raptor Academy with Floyd Scholz.
Screech Owl Carving
Red Phased Screech Owl (Miniature)
Screech Owl Carving
Red Phased Screech Owl (Miniature)

Page last updated 2016-11-16