But it still might not happen.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the city’s Public Art Commission has approved the design of a proposed shrine to iconic drag queen and John Waters muse Divine that would stand near the intersection of Read and Tyson streets. The salvaged marble steps will no doubt conform nicely to the design of Baltimore’s historic rowhomes. And I guess the bronze dog excrement won’t be totally out of place either.
The commission has yet to vote on officially accepting the monument as a gift to the city, but the group pulling for the creation of the shrine is currently facing a different snag: “all the enthusiasm” surrounding the piece isn’t “translating into giving.” Currently the Divine Monument Kickstarter campaign has collected less than $10,000 in pledges over 23 days. They have a little more than a month left to make their goal of $70,000. Organizer Michal Makarovich told the Sun the group is “in despair, some days, that this might not happen.”
If we all pull together, we can end that despair. Here’s the Kickstarter page.