Empty Nest #2
30″ x 30″
Drenth has painted owls many times. As a boy he loved to hunt and fish, and one day he shot an owl. He was very proud when he hit his target, until he realized that he had shot a mother, and that the little hatchling was screeching helplessly from its abandoned nest. As an adopted boy , he felt this very keenly, and owls appear again and again in his work.