Rhoda passed away last year; I decided to construct this to celibrate Rhoda's life as a performer
This sculpture was sold at a charity auction and is now in a private home.
The following pictures are of the dressed shrine. Following these are the archival pictures of the shrine as I built it.
Front view without flash
Front view with flash
The following are close up shots from different angles. I ask that you please be aware that photography does not do this piece of art justice at all.
Historical pictures of my building of the shrine
This picture shows a general front view of the shrine with the steel dall in the center.
The steel pieces you see in front of the dall will conceal white lights that will shine on the doll. The arge spoons will have multicolored lights and quartz crystals.
the pieces of metal behind the doll are the building of the city. they are difficult to tell apart from the doll because all are metal. Placement of the lights will emphasise the doll and create a separation between the dall and the city behind the doll.
The burnished panels of steel represents a background of hills and sky. They will be lit with a variet of blue and green and violet lights
This top view shows the depth of the sculpture; it is intended to be a full three dimensional diorama.
Close up of doll and the buildings that surround it.
The above two shots show the doll isolated from the city in order to show you the construction of the dall itself. Please not that this will be dressed in full drag.
Please note that that notebook is an 8 1/2 by 11 notebook, which should help you appreciate the size of the doll.
My plans for dressing the doll will hinge upon discussions with Rhoda's closest friends. Most likely, we ware talking about a major headpiece for the head as well as a long skirt or gown to close to the ankles.
This show show a close up of the dall and the background as if you are watching a performance up close.
The following images are with the lights installed and running. In some of these I have a piece of paper as a placeholder for a skirt to show what dressing up the doll will look like. This is by no means the final dressing of the doll. That will be done next, with the help of others who know Rhoda and how she likes to dress!