About the owl Cosmos is a unique owl-stronaut, complete with rocket pack, retro space suit and dome helmet. Created by Tony Hitchcock in a graphic art style to reflect sponsor Rocketmakers, which launches ideas, software and start-up companies to stardom!
About the sponsor A team of passionate experts who design, develop and deploy technology for startups and corporates.
About the artist Tony has been a professional prop and modelmaker, artist and illustrator since 1997 and freelances for agencies or directly with clients. He is available for hand-drawn illustrations, posters, sculpted props and models, design, corporate and commissioned artwork in pen and ink, pencil, gouache and oils. Tony says: "I love art trails; I particularly enjoy the challenge of fitting a 'costume' to an animal or bird so that it looks as though it could really be wearing it... providing you don't think too hard about how it would do the buttons and zips up..."
Where? Outside Rocketmakers, 20 Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JW. 1 minute walk from Bath Spa station in the heart of the city. Outside 0900-1700 Mon-Fri, then displayed in the window. Next to Manvers Street Baptist Church.