Gloria is a feminine name meaning immortal glory, fame, praise, and honor. This sculpture was named and crafted in honor of Elizabeth's late aunt Gloria. Aunt Gloria was small but mighty, hence the smaller size compared to the rest of the Iconostars. The artist's aunt was an activist for women's rights and loved animals.
Many of the "Circles of Life' on this Iconostar were made with the help of close friends and family members of aunt Gloria. For instance, the clear vintage door handle put directly on her chest area, was made by Gloria's sister, in reference to "the door to her heart". Gloria's favorite artist was Frida Kahlo and her favorite color was naturally purple.
This sculpture was made with extra love and carries the aura of joy. Aunt Gloria was a spiritual person, so don't be surprised if her Iconostar communicates with you while you are in her presence.
Gloria's head & face
Back of Gloria
Back of Glorias Head