Reading about Lita's fear of statues, of course, made me want to google "fear of statues." The word "automatonophobia" comes up frequently (although I don't think it applies specifically to statues). One site describes automatonophobia as a "loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, humanoid robots, auto animatronics or other figures designed to represent human." https://www.verywell.com/automatonophobia-2671847
I found similar descriptions online, but I also discovered that there's not a whole lot of info out there about the fear of statues. My hunch is that this is not a common fear.
As I started working on this piece, I found myself at first veering toward the more literal — drawing statues so they were recognizable, but with no eyes. It was the eyes — or lack of them — that really got to the person who submitted this fear.
I thought I needed to introduce the fear aspect in some way by introducing a face that was obviously some character — not "real" so to speak, but representative of some fearful being. I thought of what Lita must felt like, as a child, being confronted with these large, scary structures, especially those that she could not make any kind of eye contact with.