Alisha Laramee is a writer whose work focuses on the multiple and complex ways that landscapes, cultures, and people produce one another. She has written extensively of her own travels and those of others both like and unlike her. Migration – forced, voluntary, return, renewed – is of special importance to her work.
An icon of wisdom and strength and a brutal, nocturnal hunter, the owl is at times mysterious link to mystical terrain and at other times a connection to the natural world. Depending on the context, it can be a symbol of the id, the ego, or the superego. Costantino uses the owl to explore his own psyche while making work that the viewer is able to access for themselves.