Ugglepippi (owl bird) is inspired by the arctic bird, Lagopus Muta – a gamebird in the grouse family, and the tawny owl Strix Aluso. The mask is an allusion to the character Zorro, a favorite of mine.
Ugglepippi now lives in the small village of Tärnaby (482 inhabitants) – a skiing resort in northern Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. I think he is very happy there.
Ugglepippi is a cloth maché creature. The base is paper maché with an outer layer of textile strips. It measures 33 cm from beak to tail, is 16 cm high and 7 cm wide.
It is made of newspaper, glue made of white flour and water, wire scraps, cotton strips from used clothing, air hardening clay (eyes), oven bake clay (beak), white glue and acrylic paint.
Ugglepippi belongs to a private collection.