Don't Be Afraid


The wise owl is a common archetype, but some cultures view the owl as an omen of death. This piece is an intersection of both: the Dia de los Muertos theme reminds us of our shared mortality while this barn owl, with her compassionate gaze, gently advocates for you to let go and truly live.

The original was 100% hand drawn with graphite and ink and colored with Prismacolor marker and spray paint. 

 ©2011 Michael Rohner