An artist and sculptor, garden creator, musician, and architect, Laki Senanayake was a constant artistic collaborator of Geoffrey Bawa. This dramatic owl dominates the central stairwell at Bawa’s masterpiece Kandalama, near Dambulla. Their final collaboration resulted in the glorious extravaganzaa “The Portuguese Arriving in Ceylon Under a Cloud”, around the upper reaches of the spiral staircase of the Lighthouse Hotel, Galle.