Sunday, June 7, 2009
One of a kind sculpture of a mourning widow at the graveside. About 20 inches tall. Purchased by a private collector.
Some of my extended family have always worked at Disneyland in Anaheim. A few were there from day one and helped to build the park. As a child I spent many days riding my favorites over and over. I can't count how many times I rode The Haunted Mansion. I was always fascinated by the small figure at the end named "Little Leota" after Leota Toombs, the Imagineer who acted in the film projected on that little movie screen face. I would walk backwards on the exit escalator just to get a good long look at her. She was the inspiration for my Widow sculpture.
“Hurry back...Hurry back! Be sure to bring your death certificate, if you decide to join us. Make final arrangements now. We've been dying to have you…”