I snapped the central picture of this retablo in the home of Rudolfo Moralez, a famous Oaxacan painter now deceased. It was a very large doll, sitting in a nicho on the stairwell up to his studio. It had obviously been exposed to the elements and in fact was breaking open. For years, I tried to think of an association to begin a retablo dedicated to this wonderful man, as well as to the image itself. Finally, the image won out. Toys and elements of board games old and new surround her image. The blue rectangle with the silver star on it under the silver-leafed toy horse is a harmonica. That may give you some idea of the scale of the piece.
My friend Linda Levy challenged me to post a different photo of my art each day for ten days. I’ve skipped a few days thanks to a faulty memory, but here, at last, is day 5!!