The Big Calaca

Photo by Rosanna Salonia

  Title: The Big Calaca.   Medium: Brazed Steel wire, cotton, compact fluorescent, 12 volt wheelchair battery, bike cart.    Date: 11/04/2011   Dimensions: 13' tall   Description: The Big Calaca 2012 was a rather painfull year, a dear friend passed away in the early part of the year. He was a rather remarkable person and in his honor I produced this huge lantern. It was featured in the All Souls Procession and built during numerous lantern making workshops I organized for the procession. The Big Calaca was mounted on a bike cart and powered with a twelve volt battery. My friend who this was built to honor was one of the original Cockettes and a real forerunner in the gay rights movement. I miss him deeply.
The Big Calaca | 2011 | Events/Community, Projects/Portfolios, Sculpture | Media: , , , , | Comments (0)

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