Ghost of the forest
Owl - night protector of the forest and it's last secrets


Owl - mysterious, not seen often, graceful animal animal that like to keep his secrets untold.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

Owl, it's beautiful, graceful animal, symbolising both good and evil in Slavic culture.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

Poland - regions where people still live close to nature, in villages near forests.

What story does your design tell?

In Slavic culture owls where seen as ones that bring death, diseases because they are active at night, but as night animals they also had powers over darkness and death, so they had gift of curing people. Fortunately now, just like in ancient times, owl is seen more as symbol of wiseness. Because people keep leaving less and less places to live for wild animals, owl became a night guardian and ghost of the forest and it's secrets.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

Digital painting, because I fell best in it

Please make sure you have filled out your country of origin in your profile! It’s important that the regional Victorinox team understands the cultural background of your design.

Poland,Mazowsze, Warszawa

Have you used any third-party material? Even if you’ve modified or combined it, please know that in this project no stock material is accepted. See “Guidelines, regulations & comments” (in the brief)


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Hi, I'm Ewa. I'm graphic designer, I mainly paint in digital but I love exploring different fields of creations - that's why I paint, illustrate, sew and make ceramics.

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