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distinctive metal wildlife sculptures and custom pet portraits

dhSeadragon Garden Level Flat

Garden Level Flat

Earlier this spring Wild At Heart of Cave Creek provided me the opportunity to volunteer in their burrowing owl event.  My job-building new homes for tiny owls.  It turns out that the burrowing owls don’t build their own burrows.  Instead, they rely on former homes of critters such as ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, and gophers.

Being an underground dweller poses many challenges.  The owls certainly are more susceptible to desert floor predators such as snakes, fox, and coyotes. But the biggest problem is loss of habitat. People don’t tend to live in harmony with rats, squirrels, and gophers and there is a direct correlation between the decline of the rodents and the decline of the burrowing owls.  No food, no homes, no owls.  Also, with new construction, many times the little birds are buried alive.

Recognizing these issues, Wild at Heart and other organizations have been busy educating the public and building new homes for our displaced feathery friends.

It was a lot of work but also a warm fuzzy kind of day.  There were a bunch of burrowing owls about from previously established  homes that provided unique photo opportunities.  If you would like to find out more or would like to volunteer, contact info@wildatheartowls.org to get involved.

Making the world a brighter place one smile at a time!

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  My years at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ provided me with a wealth of opportunity to expand my background in art.  I was no longer confined to a small studio and therefore could make my projects mammoth if I chose to do so.  I was able to try my hand at set design, wood working, lights, etc…but I found that working with metal gave me the most satisfaction.
While in college, we were assigned the task of creating a nom de plume. dh is the first letter of my first and last name. Seadragon is a nickname dubbed to me by my father.
After graduating with my degree in fine art, the name stayed with me. Today, most of my art is signed dhSeadragon.


dhSeadragon Distinctive Designs can also be found at these locations: Etsy, The Gallery at el Pedregal, Sonoran Arts League, The Grill at The Boulders Resort and Spa, Dogster Magazine, The Spoiled Dog Winery, Phoenix H & G Magazine, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore.