PHOTOS: Three More ‘Mouse as Muse’ Sculptures Revealed Ahead of Creations Shop Opening at EPCOT
Tomorrow we’ll be able to see the entire collection of “Mouse as Muse” sculptures in Creations Shop at EPCOT, but before then, Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley has shared a look at three more of them.
There will be ten Mickey-shaped sculptures in Creations Shop. Here’s more information about these three.
First up, this artist drew dual inspiration from childhood wonder she felt meeting Mickey Mouse for the first time, and as an ode to the curio collections of her mother – deeply influential forces of love and family that merged to create stunningly original work as beautiful as it is rich in meaning. This Mickey features sculpted and painted floral motifs and birds emerging from the surface to add dimension and life to this sculpture. Even up close it’s hard to believe this is a painted effect and not a piece of fine porcelain!
Our next Imagineer was inspired by memories of her childhood visits to Walt Disney World and the tropical Florida environment and horticulture. This look of hand-carved, aged wood is cleverly achieved through epoxy sculpting, which provides the texture of carved wood along with a weathered paint application. It serves as a tribute to opening day experiences like Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Our last artist combined his love of Mickey Mouse and classic cars to create this art piece. Mickey’s classic colors shine through finishing techniques of freehand airbrushing of metallic and iridescent sheens found in classic automotive painting tradition. The effect gives this sculpture a permanent glow that can only be rendered through exacting craftsmanship developed over years of practice.
Creations Shop opens tomorrow, September 15.
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