This piece was sculpted from one piece of Tupelo in the subtracted form and painted with acrylic paint. This piece is of a Mother Eagle Owl watching over her three babies protecting them as they grow. The center piece is a working, chiming clock that symbolizes the passing of time. The Owl is guarding the key to to the clock, as if to hold back time. The opposite side is the mother owl flying away with the key in her talons signifying her fledglings growth and ability to be on their own. The three owls are grown and on their first hunt. They have set their sights on a wood cock which is narrowly escaping the sudden attack. This piece is the 2012 first place winner of the Ward World Wild Fowl Masters Championship and also received the People's Choice award.