In 2001, party designer Edgar Zamora and his company Revelry Inc. asked me to design the chandeliers and table centerpieces for the 73rd annual Academy Award Governor's Ball held for the last time at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The theme of the ball was Victorian; the time when the art of film began.
Each chandelier was 2' wide by 7' tall and contained a back lit, frosted, interior wall covered in applique' butterflies, which slowly rotated. Each table centerpiece was a working zoetrope - the original motion picture technology - and, at its base, was a beautiful floral arrangment by Mark's Garden. My sister Monica helped me create all 78 zoetropes and 8 chandeliers.
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