Alberto and Diego Giacometti are brothers. This small sculpture features an owl, a recurring motif for Diego. The nocturnal bird, now endangered, has symbolized wisdom since antiquity. Diego Giacometti also designs furniture (tables, seats, consoles) that resemble real sculptures.
The sobriety of the lines, influenced by antiquity, is matched by the birds, canines and deer that populate his sculpted bestiary. This work is characteristic of Diego Giacometti's delicate, uncluttered and raw style.