One of Carlos Goico’s favorite themes is the Sacred Owl, which is based on Caribbean folklore. There was actually a huge owl in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo that would fly past his studio at night. Sometimes dark and ominious and other times very colorful, his owls were among the denizens of his private world. This owl looks to me like a descending angel. It was recently featured in an exhibition of Goico’s works. The first since his death in 2009.