In ink and charcoal drawings, I have begun to explore how best to represent the process of imprinting on birds. These drawings feature an imprinted screech owl named Hubert, a permanent resident at Barnswallow (an extraordinary bird rehabilitation center in Wauconda, IL). Hubert is calm and relaxed around humans; however, in the presence of other birds and owls, Hubert becomes agitated and fearful. Hubert is apparently unaware of his identity as a screech owl and accordingly is frightened of his own species. These drawings are intended to manifest that identity confusion, as well as the manner in which material, process and scale can function as vehicles for meaning (imprinting interpreted with fingerprints and an increase in the owl’s size suggesting species transform).