I am Saša Montiljo, a painter from Belgrade. I work mostly with oil on canvas. But since the moment I saw an owl made from a piece of firewood, whenever I see firewood – I always see owls. In nature, owls camouflage themselves in trees and that’s the whole trick.
So I choose the most interesting pieces of wood, sculpt them and paint on them. My owls are basically made of ordinary wooden logs and a special type of clay.
I don’t make these kinds of sculptures very often because I am waiting for inspiration and specific idea about the expression and particular species of an owl I want to portray.
Me and my art
Greater Sooty Owl
Three different species
Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)
Black Barn Owl
Sri Lanka Bay Owl (Phodilus assimilis)
The Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus)
Black Barn Owls
Without much intervention
Exhibition in my hometown, Belgrade
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