Born in Germany and now living in San Franciso Michael Bartalos is an illustrator and designer who attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Pratt Institute. He has a very impressive portfolio of clients like Nickelodeon, Target, Virgin Records and Time Warner Cable. His work has been published in The New York Times, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, Yale Medicine and many more.
He recently worked on a very exciting sculptural project titled "Handle With Care" at the California Academy of Sciences. He sculpted a 16 foot high tree with a menagerie of cardboard animals - owl, moose, orangutan, sumatran tiger, fox and more - "representing a variety of species threatened by deforestation in two disparate locations affected by the pulp industry: temperate and boreal forests in North America, and the rain forests of Sumatra, Indonesia".
The owl is about 11″ wide x 22.5″ high x 2″ deep. If you want to buy him or any other animal, you can contact Michael through his website.