Venus stands on a pedestal in a niche directly centered above the proscenium arch, about seventy feet above the floor. Her right arm was broken off at the bicep, as you can see in the photos below. My dad, Tom, and I rebuilt it with plaster. The arm itself was done freehand, and we used my nephew Eric as the model for the hand. He was twelve years old at the time, (1989), and his hand was just the right size. Click here, to see Eric's hands now.
As you can see here, and in the next image, below, every stagehand that went up here to change a lightbulb, had to sign her backside, and some graffiti is also placed on her front. Fortunately, this is not visible with the naked eye from the auditorium, seventy feet below.
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Tom Battersby, Ornamental Lath and Plaster.
Ornamental plaster and stucco restoration is a specialty for us.
The preservation of your historical site is important to us.
New ornamental plaster and stucco embellishments are also available,
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We will cast plaster, or any other medium, in your mold,
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We are available for residential or commercial projects.