He's rather special to me as he was inspired by the incredibly noisy barn owls which inhabit the eaves of our 400 year old barn (renovated) where our office and my studio is located. You'd think the owls obssessively re-arrange the furniture in their nests every single night, the scratchings and thumpings are so loud!
When they're quiet, we miss them, and when we're sitting outside on a balmy summer evening, it's the huge wing-span of owls that we look out for while we watch the stars.
I think they've invaded our hearts!!!