In "Owl’s Bouquet," we are immediately impressed by the symmetry of the composition and skillful balancing required to produce this image. An elegantly positioned display of leafy stems and flowers enshroud the owl with equal weight on either side, making for an intimate coherency and suggests a great measure of regal splendor. The fresh, luminous colours applied with magnificent flair and skill by printmaker Qavavau Manumie create a joyful mood and complete the grand and majestic setting.
As part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, marking the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederacy, the Bank of Canada announced a commemorative ten dollar bank note that featured "Owl’s Bouquet." In the transparent window of the bill, the holographic rendering admirably represents the careful transitions of Qavavau’s inks.