NEW “Mouse as Muse” Art Collection Will Be on Display at Creations Shop Tomorrow!
The Creations Shop will be taking the place of MouseGear as THE retail spot to find your favorite bit of Disney merchandise at EPCOT.
Though many of the details of the shop have been kept secret until tomorrow, we do know that “Creations” is more than just a name. Disney’s incredible team of imagineers have been working to bring this shop to life with bright and stunning works of art.
We’ve already shared details with you of the vibrant mural that will grace the shop and today Riddley is sharing some other art that you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for.
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Inside the shop you’ll find a “Mouse as Muse” collection with eclectic sculptures of Mickey created by Disney’s incredible team of Imagineers. Riddley says in his Instagram post above that the sculptures found throughout the shop are as unique and varied as the artists themselves!
For instance, the sculpture above was created by an Imagineer that was inspired by memories of meeting Mickey Mouse as a kid coupled with a tribute to the curio collections of her mother .The two forces combined to form a work as captivating and rich as the meaning behind it!
Here’s a closer look at the sculpted and painted floral motifs and beautiful birds that bring this statue to life!
Next up is an Imagineer inspired by childhood visits to Disney World as well as that weathered wood look that is so common in Florida and even at Disney World in places like Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and the Polynesian Village Resort.
This hand-carved look was actually achieved through epoxy sculpting which makes objects look like carved wood. It was then topped off with some weathered paint for the perfect look.
Our third statue was inspired by this Imagineer’s love for classic cars. Mickey’s traditional colors shine through using techniques like freehand airbrushing with metallic and iridescent sheens that would traditionally be used when painting cars.
The effect is stunning and gives Mickey a permanent glow!
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We’ll leave you with one more awesome pieces of Mickey art to be on the lookout for during your Creations Shop visit!
This piece was created as an homage to the EPCOT visionaries, designers and artists and (of course) Walt. The artwork on Mickey’s belly was based on Herb Ryman’s painting of the “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”
We’ve only shown you a few, but there are 10 sculptures in total in the “Mouse as Muse” collection. Each sculpture is 26 inches tall and features it’s own one-of-a-kind design crafted by an Imagineer.
We can’t wait to see them all!
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog where we’ll be coming to you LIVE! from the Creations Shop tomorrow!
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