The Spence Collection
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The Wise One

Created 1997 Acquired 1998

Owl on triangular platform

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

The image of the owl is a legacy of Weber's late art historian father who years ago wrote her a letter of comfort at a difficult time. In that letter the owl was a symbol of the wisdom that grows from painful experience. It stands at the entrance to the Viewer Discretion room [at Laguna Art museum exhibition, Life Lessons, 1998-9] as a monument to the painfully acquired wisdom to be encountered therein.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

Marnie Weber


Also By This Artist

Greeting the Wise One
Created 1997 Acquired 1998

The Tree of Life
Created 1997? Acquired 19990309