This piece was created to show how the same creature, in this case a Barn Owl, is viewed differently by different cultures. Here I chose to show the views of the Dakota Hidatsa and Hopi Native American perspectives.
The Dakota Hidatsa people viewed the Burrowing Owl as a protective spirit for their warriors.
While the Hopi people viewed the Burrowing Owl as the god of the Dead, and symbol of death.
To illustrate each of these views, I chose to use natural symbolism.