Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Disneyland Paper-Sculpture-O-Rama

This morning we put the finishing touches on the most "intense" paper sculpture I've done to date. Five feet long and 2 feet high, hand-cut, curled, folded, and embossed papers - and a handful of wooden dowels and such - assembled into a mini-mural of early Disneyland treats. 

We made every attempt to pack in all our favorites from the Park's fledgling years, from the Moonliner Rocket to the Hall of Chemistry, Fort Wilderness to the Silver Banjo. Jungle Cruise, Indian Village, Conestoga Wagons, Skyway Chalet, Astrojets, Casey Jr, and those cool tripod-lamp thingys from 1955 Tomorrowland.  All on a hand-woven silk backing under UV-protective plexiglass.  You can view it on display at Disneyland starting July 17th...and maybe you'll own it!

33 comments:

HBG2 said...

That thing is GREAT. Nice work, you two. I especially like the little Tinkerbell.

Chris said...

This piece is just stunning. I hope I get a chance to see it at the park before someone takes this home!

Chris Merritt said...

Holy cow you guys! Amazing!

Davelandweb said...

No surprise here what a cool sculpture you created! Wow!

Matt said...

Wow, great to see it in its final form! Love it!!

Donnie said...

WOW! That's amazing. Love Mr. Toad

Matterhorn1959 said...

Fantastic piece....love the imagery and the flow of the design.

Major Pepperidge said...

Paper sculptures remind me of craft books that my mom had in the 1960's. I still remember that's how I learned about the concept of scoring paper for crisp accurate folds.

Of course none of the examples in those books were as spectacular as yours!

Maria Bogade said...

Oh this is so beautiful! I really really love it!

Paula said...

Yow! This is fabulous (of course)! I hope you have LOTS of reference photos....

George Taylor said...

Simply stunning!

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Brian said...

That's fantastic - so much detail! It would look great hung up next to my Kidney-Daily Tiki Room Fountain from a few years ago. ;)

How long does it take to do something like this?

Dominican Athletics said...

Kevin, that's amazing. You and Jody continue to produce great work that causes my friends and I to spend plenty of our disposable income on. One tiny thing and I hate to nitpick (and hopefully there's time to fix it!) the apostrophe before the 55 should be the other way around!

gerG said...

Jeeze!
You guys laid this out nearly like a map! You're clever!

Nate said...

Kevin, this is simply stunning. I'm speachless, what a wonderfull piece, and so inspiring! Hat's off to you.

Best

Nate

thepicklebarrel said...

that sure is great!

plus, i second the Chinese comment...hear, hear!!

Molly Mouse said...

Can't wait to see this in person on the 17th! :D

Louise Smythe said...

oh my gosh, you are one big punch of SHAZAM! I love your stuff!

MIKE COZART said...

DISNEYLAND DELICIOUS!!!!

Pure Health Foods said...

It's gorgeous! I am in awe of your paper sculptures!

Kim

John Rozum said...

That is simply amazing! I hope prints of that will be made available some day. Kudos to you!

Kendra Melton said...

Words can't even describe how AMAZING looking at this just made me feel. Thanks for the heart warming brought on by your talents :]

Mark Taft said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mark
www.InsightsandSounds.blogspot.com

Dana said...

Stunning! I love paper art and this is truly amazing. I love the color scheme that was chosen and the overall placement of the items---very awesome! I wish I could see this in person!

msntnkrbll said...

I WANT!!! Will be at Park July 17, you'll know it's ME 'cuz I have a new Disneyland tattoo on my left arm with a heart and mouse ears and pixie dust and everything....

Nicholas Tucker said...

Very cool indeed!

Mona said...

AMAZING.

Amy said...

This is one of your best works yet!

Cowboys and Custard said...

MAGNIFICO !!!!

jmanu said...

really beautiful paper works

Lou Zabala said...

I can't stop looking at this. Can;t wait to see this in person in two weeks!

nojarama said...

Three words: Fab-U-Lous!!!