Bristol-based artist Tim Sutcliffe is an illustrator and designer and has worked in a range of different styles and media for various commercial, publishing and charity clients. His owl was inspired by a direct translation of the word for ‘owl’ in Chinese: ‘An eagle with a cat’s head’. The owl does look quite cat-like, so the idea for a tiger came first and then the crouching position of the tiger inspired the name and dragon theme.

Thank you to The Boat House for sponsoring this owl – they chose it for it’s fun, child-like design. Their interest in The Big Hoot has been because of the focus on helping children, which is why they’re also ensuring 50p from every kids’ meal gets donated and free kids’ meals during the trail (collect this sculpture to find out more).

The Owls will raise funds at Auction

The legacy of The Big Hoot continues as in September 2024, the sculptures will take centre stage at a glittering auction to raise vital funds for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

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