Textiles, wire, gesso, watercolor
A sculpture doll representing a real person, Lucia Zarate (1864 – 1890).
Lucia was born in Veracruz, Mexico; at the age of 18, she measured 24 inches high and weighed 4 ¾ pounds. She was exhibited in Freak Shows which were popular in the late 19th century and was billed in 1889 in The Washington Post as the “marvelous Mexican midget. In London, in 1881 she was shown with her sister, who was a little taller, as “The Midgets”. The sculpture of Lucia is part of The Yellow Room installation for the online Laura I. Gallery show
61 cm (height)
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity