This piece reveals our iconic native owl the Ruru. It brings with it, a moody atmosphere that is inspired by the haunting call of this cute little owl. In Māori tradition this nocturnal bird of prey was seen as a watchful guardian. It belonged to the spirit world as it is a bird of the night. Although the More-pork (English name for it's sound) or Ruru's call was thought to be a good sign, the high pitched, piercing, yelp call was thought to be an ominous forewarning of bad news or events. The windows, which are often seen throughout my paintings reflect the spiritual nature in this piece. They symbolize the watchful observer in ones self, from a perspective of being detached and observing ones own behaviour. From this point of perspective its believed that someone can continuously self improve, or become more enlightened.