Giant owl lands at The Soden Collection

An impressive oversized owl has landed in Shrewsbury and is now for sale with a price tag of £30,000.

The vast bronze sculpture is perching in the courtyard at The Soden Collection on Wyle Cop in the town.

Jonathan Soden of the contemporary art gallery said that he was thrilled to be able to market the piece by Carl Longworth.

He commented: “Carl specialises in wildlife studies and approaches each natural subject with the same attention to muscle tones, posture and expression as befits a figurative artist.

“He is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after young artists of his generation and this two metre high owl is a beautiful example of his work.

“We display a selection of his other sculptures, which range in size from a few inches high to this monumental bird, and have sold several of these to customers in Shropshire.

“The ‘Barn Owl Resting’ sculpture, which is a limited edition of only nine, will make a stunning addition to a garden and we are already receiving a lot of interest from local people,” he said.